Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “minimum”

See all translations

minimum

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈmɪn·ə·məm/ us  
being the smallest amount or number allowed or possible: Her lawyer asked the judge to give her the minimum sentence.
Translations of “minimum”
in Korean 최소의…
in Arabic أَدْنى حَدّ…
in French minimum…
in Turkish en az, asgari, en aşağı…
in Italian minimo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 最小值, 最少量, 最低限度…
in Russian минимальный…
in Polish minimalny…
in Spanish mínimo…
in Portuguese mínimo…
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…
(Definition of minimum from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of minimum?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More American English definitions for “minimum”

Definitions of “minimum” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

sail

When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water.

Word of the Day

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More