Definition of minimum adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmɪnɪməm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪnɪməm//
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 [usually before noun] (abbreviation min.) the smallest that is possible or allowed; extremely small a minimum charge/price the minimum age for retirement What are your minimum requirements for the job? The work was done with the minimum amount of effort. opposite maximum Word Originmid 17th cent.: from Latin, neuter of minimus ‘least’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: minimum