minimum vs minimal

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Definitions

  • 1) The smallest amount.
  • 2) statistics The smallest member of a batch or sample or the lower bound of a probability distribution.
  • 3) The lowest limit.
  • 4) astronomy A period of minimum brightness or energy intensity (of a star).
  • 5) analysis A lower bound of a set which is also an element of that set.
  • 6) A value of a function that is less than any other value of the function over a specific interval.
  • 7) A sum of money set by a nightclub or restaurant as the least amount each patron must spend on food and drink.
  • 8) The lowest degree or amount reached or recorded; the lower limit of variation.
  • 9) The least possible quantity or degree.
  • 10) A lower limit permitted by law or other authority.
  • 11) The smallest number in a finite set of numbers.
  • 12) The least quantity assignable, admissible, or possible, in a given case; hence, a thing of small consequence; -- opposed to maximum.
  • 13) a thermometer for recording the lowest temperature since its last adjustment.
  • 14) the point on a curve where the tangent changes from negative on the left to positive on the right
  • 15) the smallest possible quantity
  • 16) The smallest amount or degree; the least quantity assignable in a given case: opposed to maximum; in mathematics, that pointwhere a function has a less value than for any neighboring values of the variable.
  • 17) To the lowest degree.
  • 18) Of, consisting of, or representing the lowest possible amount or degree permissible or attainable.
  • 19) the least possible

Definitions

  • 1) art characterised by the use of simple form or structures.
  • 2) The smallest possible amount, quantity, or degree.
  • 3) music characterised by the repetition and gradual alteration of short phrases.
  • 4) Small in amount or degree.
  • 5) Of, relating to, or being minimalism.
  • 6) Smallest in amount or degree.
  • 7) Only barely adequate.
  • 8) Of, pertaining to, or having a character of, a minim or minimum; least; smallest.
  • 9) the least possible

Examples

  • 1) The goalkeeper palmed it away with minimum fuss.
  • 2) The policy would set a minimum amount of tax payable on a pack.
  • 3) Maybe a minimum tariff of five years will make more drivers pull over first.
  • 4) Since dropping to the minimum distance this term she's really found her form.
  • 5) Yesterday he was jailed for a minimum 25 years after a jury found him guilty of murder.
  • 6) He was jailed for life with a minimum term of 10 years in February last year.
  • 7) The company said that it had had to keep fare rises 'to a minimum' to keep passenger numbers up.
  • 8) He was convicted of murder in 2000 and sentenced to life with a minimum term of 16 years before he could be considered for parole.
  • 9) Look back through history, and there was usually a minimum of a month between the last big game of the season and the first Lions tour match.
  • 10) This court now has to determine the minimum term.
  • 11) They are based on the average annual minimum winter temperature for each zone.
  • 12) We have called for a minimum of six months for anyone caught carrying a knife.
  • 13) Utility bills have jumped and the minimum wage has risen.
  • 14) We all require a certain minimum quality of life to be happy.
  • 15) They are also given optimum light which lets them flower at minimum height.
  • 16) The minimum amount is at least half an hour of vigorous exercise three times a week.
  • 17) Take a minimum of five good pictures of both the exterior and interior.
  • 18) He is serving a life sentence with a minimum of eight years.
  • 19) The guaranteed minimum future value means there is no risk of negative equity.
  • 20) Regulation clearly has an important role in ensuring competition and setting minimum acceptable standards.
  • 21) Their running techniques have been studied and refined so that they use minimum effort for maximum output.
  • 22) What does that imply for the minimum acceptable income from the project?
  • 23) Yet this time they have done it with the minimum of fuss.
  • 24) What is the basic happy minimum?
  • 25) Two volumes minimum, he now thought.
  • 26) Our lawyers and bankers largely look after themselves, while taxpayers ensure a basic minimum for all.
  • 27) Storage, offer free collection or van hire with a minimum storage term.
  • 28) You'll need a minimum 2.2 honours degree.
  • 29) There are some misconceptions about the use of the term minimum unit pricing...
  • 30) As a measure that everyone could recognize, clinicians and researchers used the minimum amount of drug needed to kill bacteria, expressed as milligrams of drug per liter of blood, which they called the minimum inhibitory concentration, or MIC for short.
  • 31) There is what we call a minimum equipment list of a certain number of oxygen canisters that are required for every size of every airplane.
  • 32) In a report titled “The Endgame,” the VPC offered what they described as minimum standards.
  • 33) Mngadi said tribal communities would no longer be satisfied with what he described as minimum royalties.
  • 34) There are no jobs hiding away in corners, and what jobs there are when you've got little experience and no qualifications are short term minimum wage jobs that may well see you off the dole for a few months before being dumped back.
  • 35) ‘The person also must be fully insured and must agree after training to work as a childminder for at least the minimum of two years.’
  • 36) ‘Food is kept as fresh and natural as possible with the minimum of intervention in the cooking.’
  • 37) ‘The work, however, needs to be done and we are doing everything we can to make sure that it is done as quickly as possible with the minimum of inconvenience.’
  • 38) ‘And now that the war has started, our principal objective is to make sure that it ends at the soonest possible time with the minimum of casualties.’
  • 39) ‘One section in the 752-page book says the goal of tax planning is to ‘pay the minimum of what is required.’’
  • 40) ‘The Connecting the City team has carefully planned the routes to ensure they are the shortest and safest possible and cause the minimum of disruption.’
  • 41) ‘But it was injected with determination and laced with a hunger to do the job required with the minimum of fuss.’
  • 42) ‘The Family Court is dealing with people who are in very emotive situations and need some help to try to get the best result possible with the minimum of damage to the family relationships involved.’
  • 43) ‘The petitions bore more than 2,500 signatures, well over the minimum of 1,695 required by state election laws.’
  • 44) ‘Implementation of the programme worked well when run from an established home health service and required the minimum of input from other staff.’
  • 45) ‘Those charges are still being finalised, but they will be kept to a minimum where possible.’
  • 46) ‘Alcohol consumption should be kept to a minimum or if possible avoided.’
  • 47) ‘The standard-fit electric folding soft top requires the minimum of effort and when the weather turns less than perfect the standard hard top is a boon.’
  • 48) ‘Imported components are kept to a minimum and wherever possible are long life and locally maintainable.’
  • 49) ‘It is time Labour took the next step and made sure students got at least the bare minimum required to survive, so that their debt burden does not continue to spiral.’
  • 50) ‘A partnership can be formed and operated with the minimum of formality - no written agreement is required, although it is always sensible to have one.’
  • 51) ‘In my opinion if the current force did as was required of them extra funding would be kept to a minimum, therefore reducing our costs.’
  • 52) ‘The main concerns in schools are that the measures are introduced as smoothly as possible and that costs are kept to a minimum.’
  • 53) ‘So it's always wise to have an emergency recipe or two, using always-available ingredients, and amenable to be prepared with the minimum of fuss and time but to the maximum impressiveness possible.’
  • 54) ‘If animals are required, the numbers used should be kept to a minimum.’
  • 55) ‘The absolute minimum was recorded during winter in all the species.’
  • 56) ‘In addition, the optimum angle setting for a spoiler is zero degrees, which is also the minimum allowed on Pro Stock cars by the NHRA technical department.’
  • 57) ‘This is because our minimum feature size of 10 yam is also the minimum allowed by the mask manufacturer, and the variance at this feature size is 3.2 m.’
  • 58) ‘There will be a maximum of 52 overs in the first innings if time allows and a minimum of 48 in the second.’
  • 59) ‘3°C has been the minimum recorded both in June and July.’
  • 60) ‘Seven is gracious and the minimum allowed in such cases.’
  • 61) ‘Tiffindell Ski Resort near Rhodes recorded a minimum of - 5,6°C early on Sunday.’
  • 62) ‘Panels a and b display the average minima recorded during the years 1979-90 and 1991-2002, respectively.’
  • 63) ‘Awards can vary from a minimum of €3,200 a year to a maximum of €38,000 over the duration of the chosen college course.’
  • 64) ‘The maximum incidence in Pune occurred in winter and the minimum in the rainy season 40.’
  • 65) ‘The window size is varied from a minimum of 5 bp up to half the sequence length.’
  • 66) ‘Fish diversity reaches a maximum in late summer and early autumn, and a minimum in late winter and early spring.’
  • 67) ‘During August, Rotorua recorded an average maximum temperature of 16C and an average minimum of 3C.’
  • 68) ‘World-wide, estimates vary from a minimum of 50000 up to 150000 abortion-related deaths per annum.’
  • 69) ‘The value of each scholarship can vary from a minimum of 3800 per annum to a maximum of 38000 over the duration of the course.’
  • 70) ‘The average minimum was 25.3 ¼ C and the lowest minimum was 10.2 ¼ C recorded on January 13.’
  • 71) ‘Some suppliers have large quantity minimums and it may be worthwhile to go in with other area growers for an order.’
  • 72) ‘This effect in eucalypt forests has been attributed mainly to increase in temperature minima, as a canopy of shelter trees is a better source of thermal radiation than a clear night sky.’
  • 73) ‘The levels of rbcS mRNA decreased to a minimum at 76 DAS, then increased to a maximum at 110 DAS, and finally declined.’
  • 74) ‘Increased weather minimums should be established for night flight.’
  • 75) ‘Students who meet minimum university entry requirements and are willing to pay would clearly benefit, as would universities.’
  • 76) ‘This agreement lays down minimum requirements designed to facilitate the reconciliation of parental and professional responsibilities for working parents.’
  • 77) ‘And ING Direct does not offer checking accounts or impose any fees, service charges or minimum requirements on its products.’
  • 78) ‘The crown argued that each case has its own minimum requirement that depends on its facts and the sophistication of the particular unrepresented accused.’
  • 79) ‘Registered establishments must comply with national minimum standards and the requirements of regulations setting out how they are expected to operate.’
  • 80) ‘A comparable list of minimum requirements could be drawn up for drought and other environmental stresses.’
  • 81) ‘Only 13% of its pupils had attained three or more Higher passes, the minimum entry requirement for university.’
  • 82) ‘All candidate cities that meet minimum requirements and evaluation criteria to take part in final ballot.’
  • 83) ‘For each state a minimum level of expenditure was set for programs to assist the poor, and for the most part the states have met these minimum requirements.’
  • 84) ‘Each hot meal that is served by the cafeteria is planned at the central school district headquarters to meet certain minimum nutrition requirements.’
  • 85) ‘Nasdaq has started delisting procedures against the company because its market capitalisation does not meet minimum requirements.’
  • 86) ‘In Wildlife Park, animals only need one terrain, and for other things you just need to meet minimum requirements.’
  • 87) ‘It is also envisaged that a model filling station would meet minimum safety and environmental requirements.’
  • 88) ‘There are concerns regarding the lack of statutory minimum solvency requirement for funds in Namibia.’
  • 89) ‘Management had asked the union to present minimum requirements for the resolution of the dispute.’
  • 90) ‘We run through four supermarkets in town to fulfill our minimum requirements.’
  • 91) ‘It seems to me that all that can be said of the Directive is that it sought to bring in minimum requirements.’
  • 92) ‘For a four-year honours degree in history, the absolute minimum requirement for entry was three Bs at Higher level.’
  • 93) ‘The central bank wants tougher rules for obtaining a banking license, better financial reporting standards, and higher minimum capital requirements.’
  • 94) ‘The competency requirements stipulate minimum achievement levels in English, math, and foreign languages.’

Examples

  • 1) It is fantastic that we can use this technology through our existing infrastructure with minimal cost and effort.
  • 2) Both of this week's recipes are incredibly easy to make, and involve minimal effort for a tasty return.
  • 3) Numbers of strikers in surgeries are relatively small so impact will be minimal.
  • 4) We have a team whose resale value is minimal.
  • 5) Use minimal amounts of artificial sweeteners until taste can be trained to not want sweet things.
  • 6) The contact was minimal and the agency decided that it did not constitute a threat.
  • 7) Transform an interior with minimal effort by hanging some uplifting art.
  • 8) Not at all uninteresting but somewhat unsurprising and of minimal artistic value.
  • 9) Those are the things that people can put together with minimal training and minimal amounts of kit.
  • 10) Our daughter has minimal contact with her family.
  • 11) They will give you amazing eyes with minimal effort.
  • 12) They were on the pitch for a minimal amount of time and they went back.
  • 13) He went down theatrically to a challenge which appeared to make minimal contact.
  • 14) Most people can save anything from tens to hundreds of pounds with minimal effort.
  • 15) What we see is happy riders getting about the city at speed with minimal environmental impact and cost.
  • 16) Chemical and biological weapons will have minimal impact on us as we can fight through any biochemical strike.
  • 17) Churches frequently provide employees with benefits whose value is so minimal that it would be impractical to account for it.
  • 18) The transport costs were presumably minimal.
  • 19) With a limited mileage insurance policy, costs are minimal and it has the enjoyment factor.
  • 20) The Act already allows applications for extended hours to be made at minimal cost.
  • 21) In addition, some experts say that any impact has been minimal.
  • 22) The houses around here were mostly built in the second half of the 19th century with shallow foundations and minimal expenditure on the structure above.
  • 23) Fish offers what he calls a minimal, but positive, story about hallucination.
  • 24) Well, I'm talking about software and service, it's really what I call minimal migration, where there is a loss there.
  • 25) Mayor Ed Clark took issue with what he called minimal dispensary operator requirements.
  • 26) NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Mayor Ray Nagin is halting a push to revamp New Orleans 'approach to retaining and attracting businesses, citing a lack of diversity on the board that would guide the effort, posturing for control and what he called a minimal funding commitment by the private sector.
  • 27) When I did not answer, he said, “Be that as it may, I do expect a certain minimal level of engagement on the part of my students if they are to receive a satisfactory grade.”
  • 28) A: The web restricted nature of the offering means that the digital assets are at all times controlled by the system (versus digital files downloaded to users) and thus result in minimal piracy.
  • 29) In my experience, standards are indeed low; gifted students have an easy time earning a degree and less dilligent individuals usually get enough aid to squeak by, provided they put in minimal effort.
  • 30) Some cuts - farm subsidies, defense, entitlements - should take precedence because they entail minimal impact on economic growth.
  • 31) To call humane societies impact minimal is ignorant.
  • 32) ‘It's just a shame that they did not see fit to at least include a minimal amount of this information on the disc.’
  • 33) ‘While I scanned the place, Ryan asked me some questions which I answered with the minimal amount of information.’
  • 34) ‘The worm is spreading modestly and causing only a minimal amount of damage.’
  • 35) ‘The poorest schools, such as Detroit Public Schools, get this minimal amount.’
  • 36) ‘On Monday I started myself on a diet where I am eating meat, fruit and vegetables with a minimal amount of carbohydrates.’
  • 37) ‘As a result, we could preserve and extend the advantages of a free market with a minimal amount of coercion.’
  • 38) ‘Instead, a year of planning has gone into ensuring the absolute minimal amount of disruption to traffic while the work has been in progress.’
  • 39) ‘Within the space of a week, and with minimal amount of application, it is possible to gain a skill of incalculable worth.’
  • 40) ‘With a limited budget finding performers willing to travel and perform for a minimal amount proved difficult.’
  • 41) ‘There is a minimal amount of violence and very little blood.’
  • 42) ‘The exterior differences were minimal, amounting to some new alloys and revised indicator lamp housings.’
  • 43) ‘With a minimal amount of research you can make a sound decision on who to do business with.’
  • 44) ‘We also see the band on tour throughout New Zealand and Asia with a minimal amount of live footage.’
  • 45) ‘It can be the backbone of many meals while adding only a minimal amount of fat.’
  • 46) ‘Moreover, the nation has got on well with only a minimal amount of decisive political leadership.’
  • 47) ‘The kitchen was small and cramped, with minimal counter space and cabinetry.’
  • 48) ‘Budget deficits are also the norm - the tax base is insufficient to cover minimal government spending.’
  • 49) ‘He stressed, however, that this easing of restrictions was only minimal.’
  • 50) ‘Despite his minimal knowledge of music, Hoss could tell he was off key and slurring the words.’
  • 51) ‘For a low-budget Indonesian film, preceded by minimal hype, this was nothing short of a triumph.’
  • 52) ‘His career did not take off until the early 1960s, when he turned to sculpture and became one of the leading exponents of minimal art.’
  • 53) ‘Agnes Martin's austerely minimal grid paintings made a profound impression on him.’
  • 54) ‘In the first two rooms of the gallery, Samson Mudzunga presents a minimal show that somehow suits his enigmatic nature.’
  • 55) ‘Although minimal in form, these are some of Kelly's most interesting paintings to date.’
  • 56) ‘In minimal art, it would seem, are the latent possibilities, the alternatives, which are the essence of creation.’
  • 57) ‘The minimal cover lines, a minimalist Jason Wu frock, minimalist makeup: all a class act.’
  • 58) ‘But that artist's work was so minimal that Michelangelo was able to fashion a figure, ultimately, of his creation.’
  • 59) ‘Light and exquisitely crafted and delicate jewellery with smooth curves and floral designs in geometric forms made with minimal metal look and set with tiny crystals have been specially designed.’
  • 60) ‘Some of the pieces were minimal phrases, and the players would improvise over it many times.’
  • 61) ‘And by the sound of it, he wants the music to stay minimal, yet supremely intense and evocative.’
  • 62) ‘It is a reminder of how revolutionary their fast, loud and minimal music initially was.’
  • 63) ‘We know where we come from; we know what we like and I love the responsibility of bringing minimal music to new people.’
  • 64) ‘R. Kelly does the vocals for all six characters over minimal music.’
  • 65) ‘In Jamaican Creole, tone is lexical in a few minimal pairs.’
  • 66) ‘a minimal pair in one language or dialect may not be a minimal pair in another one.’
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