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Meaning of “minimalist” in the English Dictionary

"minimalist" in British English

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minimalistadjective

uk   us   /ˈmɪn.ɪ.mə.lɪst/
  • minimalist adjective (SIMPLE)

art, architecture, theatre & film belonging or ​relating to a ​style in ​art, ​design, and ​theatre that uses the ​smallestrange of ​materials and ​colourspossible, and only very ​simpleshapes or ​forms: minimalist ​painting The set for the ​ballet is minimalist - ​whitewalls and a ​chair.
  • minimalist adjective (NOT DOING MUCH)

taking or ​showing as little ​action and ​involvement in a ​situation as ​possible: the party's minimalist approach to ​economicpolicy
minimalism
noun [U] uk   us   /-lɪ.zəm/

minimalistnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈmɪn.ɪ.mə.lɪst/
(Definition of minimalist from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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minimalistadjective

 /ˈmɪn·ə·mə·lɪst/
taking or ​showing as little ​action and ​involvement in a ​situation as ​possible: a minimalist ​view of ​foreignpolicy
(Definition of minimalist from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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