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minimal

min·i·mal

minimal

 
pronunciation:
mI n ml
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition: of, pertaining to, or being the smallest or least possible in quantity, degree, or size.
Even a minimal amount of this drug can have serious side effects in children.He gave a minimal response to his father's question.Her salary was minimal when she started at the job.
 
antonyms:
maximal, maximum
similar words:
marginal, minimum
derivation: minimally (adv.)
Word Parts
The word minimal contains the following part:
min Latin root that means small; make smaller
synonyms:
micro-
antonyms:
magn, magna, magni, maxi, mega, megal, megalo, -megaly, macro-