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I UK [ˈmɪnɪməm] / US adjective [only before noun]
as small in amount or degree as necessary or possible

the minimum voting age

the minimum requirements for entry to college


II UK [ˈmɪnɪməm] / US noun [singular]
the smallest amount or degree of something that is necessary or possible
minimum of:

They can produce high-quality results with a minimum of supervision.

absolute/bare minimum:

The building work will take six months, as an absolute minimum.

keep something to a minimum:

We need to keep costs to a minimum.


English dictionary. 2014.