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minimum

adjective
 
 
/ˈmɪnɪməm/ ( 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. →  Compare maximum adjective
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) 最低的,最小的,最低限度的…
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) 最低限度…
(Definition of minimum adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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