Definition of minimization noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    minimization

     noun
    (British English also -isation)noun
    BrE BrE//ˌmɪnɪmaɪˈzeɪʃn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪnɪməˈzeɪʃn//
     
    [uncountable]
     
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  1. 1the process of reducing the harm that something can do to the lowest possible level Our strategy is about risk minimization, not risk taking.
  2. 2the process of reducing something to the smallest possible level or size cost minimization
  3. 3the act of making something smaller on a computer screen To hide the application, just click on the minimization button.
  4. opposite maximization