minimal

[ min-uh-muhl ]
/ ˈmɪn ə məl /

adjective

constituting a minimum: a minimal mode of transportation.
barely adequate or the least possible: minimal care.

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Origin of minimal

First recorded in 1660–70; minim(um) + -al1

SYNONYMS FOR minimal

OTHER WORDS FROM minimal

min·i·mal·ly, adverbnon·min·i·mal, adjectivesub·min·i·mal, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH minimal

minimal minimize minimum minuscule minutia (see usage note at minuscule)
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British Dictionary definitions for minimally

minimal
/ (ˈmɪnɪməl) /

adjective

of the least possible; minimum or smallest

Derived forms of minimal

minimally, adverb
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