constituting a minimum: a minimal mode of transportation.
barely adequate or the least possible: minimal care.
- min·i·mal·ly, adverb
- non·min·i·mal, adjective
- sub·min·i·mal, adjective
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How to use minimal in a sentence
They’re isolating them all, and we’re hearing from clients that the care is minimal.Federal Jail Downtown Now Has One of the Country’s Worst COVID Outbreaks | Maya Srikrishnan | September 10, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
As a slow adopter and minimal user of social media, I found it easy to frame it as a conversation-ending, narcissism-feeding mechanism.
The new app development process will not affect those privacy features, which rely on phones communicating with one another at short range, and sending only minimal, anonymous data to a central server.Apple and Google expand digital coronavirus contact-tracing tools to help speed adoption | dzanemorris | September 1, 2020 | Fortune
It could be quite some time and so the actual impact on Yelp or TripAdvisor in the short term could therefore be minimal.Apple Ratings is coming to iOS 14, how disruptive will it be? | Greg Sterling | September 1, 2020 | Search Engine Land
According to some employees I talked to, so far, for at least two months, the scarring around electrodes is minimal, although in the long run there may be scar tissue buildup at the scalp.Neuralink’s Wildly Anticipated New Brain Implant: the Hype vs. the Science | Shelly Fan | September 1, 2020 | Singularity Hub
The sport of surfing is a very sexy sport, beautiful people on beautiful beaches in minimal clothing.Anastasia Ashley, Surfer-Cum-Model, Rides The Viral Internet Wave | James Joiner | December 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Under the ACA, adults without minimal essential coverage will be charged a penalty when they file their tax return.Think You’re Invincible? Here’s Why Open Enrollment Matters | DailyBurn | November 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He noted that the turnout promoting effect of a canvasser knocking on a door decays within ten days to be almost minimal.
But it is unfounded fear by an American public at minimal risk of contracting the illness that is confounding those efforts.
This, despite assurances that they will not be in contact with Ebola victims and therefore run minimal risk of infection.
minimal typographical errors concerning punctuation have been corrected without notes.Cuore (Heart) | Edmondo De Amicis
There is another type of mind which is constitutionally sensitive to the infinite significance of minimal things.Impressions And Comments | Havelock Ellis
The smallest dose which causes the infection and death of the inoculated animal is noted as the minimal lethal dose.
A week to ten days later inject a similar minimal lethal dose into the peritoneal cavity.
Measure out twenty minimal hæmolytic doses of hæmolysin, add to the erythrocyte solution on the test-tube.
British Dictionary definitions for minimal
of the least possible; minimum or smallest
- minimally, adverb
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