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minimum

min·i·mum

minimum

 
pronunciation:
mI n mm
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
inflections: minima, minimums
definition 1: the smallest or least possible amount, degree, or number.
The tickets will cost a minimum of ten dollars.There is an age minimum for this movie.
 
antonyms:
maximum
similar words:
least, limit, lowest, margin, modicum, smallest
definition 2: the smallest or lowest amount or degree recorded or attained. (Cf. maximum.)
The temperature dropped to its minimum on record for the region in 1928.
antonyms:
maximum
similar words:
least, limit, lowest, margin, smallest
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of, or representative of the smallest or least in amount, number, or degree.
You only have to pay the minimum amount right now.There is a minimum charge of fifteen dollars for delivery.
synonyms:
minimal
antonyms:
maximum
similar words:
least, limited, lowest, marginal, smallest
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The word minimum contains the following part:
min Latin root that means small; make smaller
synonyms:
micro-
antonyms:
magn, magna, magni, maxi, mega, megal, megalo, -megaly, macro-