Meaning of “minimum” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective [ always before noun ] us uk /ˈmɪnɪməm/
Extra Examples
The minimum age for applicants is 25.The government has set minimum prices for sugar.There are minimum standards that have to be achieved in order to pass the course.The plans are designed to cause minimum harm to the environment.She is being held at a minimum security prison.

B1 The minimum amount of something is the smallest amount that is allowed, needed, or possible:

How much is the minimum wage?
There is a minimum charge of $5 for postage.
→ Opposite maximum adjective

(Definition of “minimum adjective” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)