1. [ adjective ] the least possible
Synonyms: minimal

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

Related terms: maximal maximal negligible borderline least nominal stripped bottom
2. [ noun ] the smallest possible quantity
Synonyms: lower_limit
Related terms: maximum extremum small_indefinite_quantity skeleton minimize understate
3. [ noun ] the point on a curve where the tangent changes from negative on the left to positive on the right
Related terms: maximum limit