[ UK /mˈɪnɪməm/ ]
[ US /ˈmɪnəməm/ ]
  1. the smallest possible quantity
  2. the point on a curve where the tangent changes from negative on the left to positive on the right
  1. the least possible
    a minimal charge for the service
    her grades were minimal
    needed to enforce minimal standards
    minimum wage
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How To Use minimum In A Sentence

  • WorldCom promises not to impose a minimum call charge and no set up or monthly rental fee.
  • Employers and business groups contend that a higher minimum wage would saddle them with higher labor costs.
  • At a minimum, the Bush administration had better step up its promotion of the economy's current sizzling performance.
  • Content is kept to a minimum while style wins over substance every time.
  • BDC is currently conducting a Phase two placebo-controlled proof of concept study with the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor, etanercept, epidurally administered to a minimum of 40 patients with sciatica. THE MEDICAL NEWS
  • He is serving a life sentence with a minimum of eight years. Times, Sunday Times
  • Competition is keen and candidates must offer a minimum of an upper second class honours degree together with evidence of satisfactory financial arrangements.
  • You must get a minimum of 60 questions right to pass the examination.
  • As a person, though, she is very knowing, which is why she's trying to get through the whole thing with a minimum amount of fuss.
  • Since I haven't read anybody else saying it yet, I'll jump up and be the first: they should be fired, at a bare minimum.
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