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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin minimum, neuter form of minimus (least, smallest).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

minimum (plural minima or minimums)

  1. The lowest limit.
    We prefer candidates with a minimum of 4 years experience in the field.
    We need a minimum of three staff members on duty at all time.
  2. The smallest amount.
    He always tries to get away with doing the minimum.
    Please keep noise to a minimum after 11 o'clock
  3. (astronomy) A period of minimum brightness or energy intensity (of a star).
    The Maunder minimum of the Sun reportedly corresponded to a period of great cold on Earth.
  4. (analysis) A lower bound of a set which is also an element of that set.
  5. (statistics) The smallest member of a batch or sample or the lower bound of a probability distribution.

Usage notesEdit

  • Minima is more common plural for the technical senses.

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AdjectiveEdit

minimum (not comparable)

  1. To the lowest degree.

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CzechEdit

NounEdit

minimum n

  1. minimum

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Further readingEdit

  • minimum in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • minimum in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

minimum m (plural minima)

  1. minimum

Usage notesEdit

  • The 1990 spelling reform recommends that the plural of minimum should be minimums.

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LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

minimum

  1. nominative neuter singular of minimus

ReferencesEdit

  • minimum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • minimum in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin minimum

NounEdit

minimum n (definite singular minimumet, indefinite plural minima or minimumer, definite plural minimaene or minimuma or minimumene)

  1. minimum

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin minimum

NounEdit

minimum n (definite singular minimumet, indefinite plural minimum, definite plural minimuma)

  1. minimum

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mǐnimum/
  • Hyphenation: mi‧ni‧mum

NounEdit

mìnimum m (Cyrillic spelling мѝнимум)

  1. minimum

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SwedishEdit

NounEdit

minimum n

  1. minimum

DeclensionEdit

Declension of minimum 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative minimum minimumet minimum minimumen
Genitive minimums minimumets minimums minimumens