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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 possibleminimum of:absolute/bare minimum:
They can produce high-quality results with a minimum of supervision.keep something to a minimum:
The building work will take six months, as an absolute minimum.
We need to keep costs to a minimum.
English dictionary. 2014.