noun, plural min·i·mums, min·i·ma [min-uh-muh] /ˈmɪn ə mə/.
- Also called relative minimum, local minimum.the value of a function at a certain point in its domain, which is less than or equal to the values at all other points in the immediate vicinity of the point.Compare absolute minimum.
- the point in the domain at which a minimum occurs.
- minimum lending rate,
- minimum thermometer,
- minimum tillage,
- minimum wage,
- minimum-access programming
Origin of minimum
Examples from the Web for minimum
He was treated like an immigrant, working for minimum wage, missing his family and having to move on from his musical career.
Remove the roast from the pan and let rest for a minimum of 15 minutes.Make Carla Hall’s Roasted Pork Loin With Cranberries|Carla Hall|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A gifted marketer, he sent samples of the hat to merchandisers all over the West, asking for a minimum order of a dozen.
To work at Rizzoli you had to be fluent in several languages: three was the minimum when I began.The Bookstore That Bewitched Mick Jagger, John Lennon, and Greta Garbo|Felice Picano|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Both give estimates of how many U.S. workers would benefit from an increase in the minimum wage.
It does violence even to that minimum of intellectual eagerness which is the portion of a contemplative mind.The Galaxy, June 1877|Various
These carriages are therefore essentially safety carriages, while the friction is reduced to a minimum.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
The maximum of expense, the minimum of benefit to the island, is all that has come of it.The English in the West Indies|James Anthony Froude
We may no doubt sin through the passions, and therefore we need a minimum of watchfulness to meet temptations which come our way.Our Lady Saint Mary|J. G. H. Barry
The salaries attached at present to our parish schools vary from a minimum of £25 to a maximum of about £34.Leading Articles on Various Subjects|Hugh Miller