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Definition 1: the point on a curve where the tangent changes from negative on the left to positive on the right - [noun denoting location]

(minimum is a kind of ...) as far as something can go

Definition 2: the smallest possible quantity - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for minimum in the sense of this definition

(minimum is a kind of ...) the most extreme possible amount or value

"voltage peak"

(minimum is a kind of ...) an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude

(... is a kind of minimum ) something reduced to its minimal form

"the battalion was a mere skeleton of its former self" "the bare skeleton of a novel"

Definition 3: the least possible - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where minimum or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • needed to enforce minimal standards
  • her grades were minimal
  • minimum wage
  • a minimal charge for the service

Synonyms for minimum in the sense of this definition

(minimum is similar to ...) of questionable or minimal quality

"borderline grades" "marginal writing ability"

(minimum is similar to ...) so small as to be meaningless; insignificant

"the effect was negligible"

(minimum is similar to ...) insignificantly small; a matter of form only (`tokenish' is informal)

"the fee was nominal" "a token gesture of resistance" "a tokenish gesture"

(minimum is similar to ...) having only essential or minimal features

"a stripped new car" "a stripped-down budget"

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