- constituting a minimum: a minimal mode of transportation.
- barely adequate or the least possible: minimal care.
Origin of minimal
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2. nominal, minimum.
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At all events, the total number of baptisms represents a subminimal estimate of population.
- of the least possible; minimum or smallest
Word Origin and History for subminimal
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