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 Origin mid 17th cent.: from Latin, neuter of minimus ‘least’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: minimum