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minimumnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˈmɪn.ɪ.məm/ us   /ˈmɪn.ə.məm/ plural minimums or specialized minima written abbreviation min.
B1 the smallest amount or number allowed or possible: Wage increases are being kept to a minimum because of the recession. Let's hope we can get the job done with a minimum of interference. We need a minimum of ten people to play this game.
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minimumadjective

uk   /ˈmɪn.ɪ.məm/ us   /ˈmɪn.ə.məm/ written abbreviation min.

minimumadverb

uk   /ˈmɪn.ɪ.məm/ us   /ˈmɪn.ə.məm/ written abbreviation min.
(Definition of minimum from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"minimum" in American English

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minimumadjective [not gradable]

us   /ˈmɪn·ə·məm/
being the smallest amount or number allowed or possible: Her lawyer asked the judge to give her the minimum sentence.
(Definition of minimum from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"minimum" in Business English

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minimumnoun [C, usually singular]

uk   /ˈmɪnɪməm/ us   written abbreviation min.
the smallest amount or number allowed or possible: keep sth to a minimum Wage increases are being kept to a minimum because of the recession.with the minimum of sth They installed the new computer system with the minimum of fuss, so there was no disruption at all to our work. Staff earn a minimum of $15 an hour. He only does the bare minimum of work and shows no enthusiasm at all.
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minimumadjective

uk   /ˈmɪnɪməm/ us   written abbreviation min.
used for describing something that is the smallest allowed or possible: You will pay a lot of interest on a credit card if you only pay off the minimum amount each month. A degree is the minimum qualification for a highly-skilled worker's visa.

minimumadverb

uk   /ˈmɪnɪməm/ us   written abbreviation min.
informal not less than a particular number or amount: You have to work here for six months minimum before you qualify for a bonus.
(Definition of minimum from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “minimum”
in Korean 최소의…
in Arabic أَدْنى حَدّ…
in Malaysian paling rendah…
in French minimum…
in Russian минимальный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 最小值, 最少量, 最低限度…
in Italian minimo…
in Turkish en az, asgari, en aşağı…
in Polish minimalny…
in Spanish mínimo…
in Vietnamese tối thiểu…
in Portuguese mínimo…
in Thai อย่างต่ำ…
in German Mindest-……
in Catalan mínim…
in Japanese 最低の, 最小限の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 最小值, 最少量, 最低限度…
in Indonesian paling rendah…
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