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Definition of "minimal" []

  • Smallest in amount or degree. (adjective)
  • Small in amount or degree. (adjective)
  • Only barely adequate. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or being minimalism. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "minimal" in a sentence
  • "Fish offers what he calls a minimal, but positive, story about hallucination."
  • "Well, I'm talking about software and service, it's really what I call minimal migration, where there is a loss there."
  • "NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Mayor Ray Nagin is halting a push to revamp New Orleans 'approach to retaining and attracting businesses, citing a lack of diversity on the board that would guide the effort, posturing for control and what he called a minimal funding commitment by the private sector."