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English Dictionary: Minimum by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
minimum
adj
  1. the least possible; "needed to enforce minimal standards"; "her grades were minimal"; "minimum wage"; "a minimal charge for the service"
    Synonym(s): minimal, minimum
    Antonym(s): maximal, maximum
n
  1. the smallest possible quantity [syn: minimum, {lower limit}]
    Antonym(s): maximum, upper limit
  2. the point on a curve where the tangent changes from negative on the left to positive on the right
    Antonym(s): maximum
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Minimum \Min"i*mum\, n.; pl. {Minima}. [L., fr. minimus. See
      {Minim}.]
      The least quantity assignable, admissible, or possible, in a
      given case; hence, a thing of small consequence; -- opposed
      to {maximum}.
  
      {Minimum thermometer}, a thermometer for recording the lowest
            temperature since its last adjustment.
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