Definition of minimal adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

minimal

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NAmE//ˈmɪnəməl//
 
 
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very small in size or amount; as small as possible The work was carried out at minimal cost. There's only a minimal amount of risk involved. The damage to the car was minimal. compare maximal
 
adverb minimally invasive surgery The episode was reported minimally in the press.
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