minimum
noun (plural minima or -imums) Etymology: Latin, neuter of minimus smallest; akin to Latin minor smaller — more at minor Date: 1674 1. the least quantity assignable, admissible, or possible 2. the least of a set of numbers; specifically the smallest value assumed by a continuous function defined on a closed interval 3. a. the lowest degree or amount of variation (as of temperature) reached or recorded b. the lowest speed allowed on a highway • minimum adjective

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  • minimum — [ minimɔm ] n. m. et adj. • déb. XVIIIe; mot lat. « le plus petit » I ♦ N. m. 1 ♦ Math. Valeur d une fonction inférieure à celles qui la précèdent ou la suivent immédiatement (opposé à maximum).⇒ extremum. Minimum minimorum : le plus petit des… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • minimum — MÍNIMUM s.n., adv. 1. s.n. Punct, limită, fază reprezentând extrema inferioară. 2. s.n. Cea mai mică cantitate, valoare, intensitate; minim1. 3. adv. În cantitatea, timpul, spaţiul minim2; cel puţin..., pe puţin...; măcar. – Din lat., fr. minimum …   Dicționar Român

  • minimum — I {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. n V, lm M. minimumma {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} najmniejsza możliwa do osiągnięcia wartość czegoś, najmniejsza ilość; najmniejsza wystarczająca, nieodzowna, wymagana do czegoś ilość, wielkość : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Ograniczyć… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • minimum — I noun bit, dash, drop, fragment, ioi:a, jot, least amount, least part, least quantity, lowest quantity, minim, modicum, morsel, mote, pars minima, particle, piece, quorum, scantling, scintilla, shade, sliver, small amount, small quantity,… …   Law dictionary

  • Minimum — Sn erw. fremd. Erkennbar fremd (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. minimum das Geringste , Substantivierung des Superlativs l. minimus der Kleinste (minus). Adjektiv: minimal.    Ebenso ne. minimum, nfrz. minimum, nschw. minimum, nnorw. minimum …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • minimum — / minimum/ s.m. [dal lat. minĭmum, neutro sost. di minĭmus ]. [livello o numero più basso: il m. dei voti per l elezione a deputato ] ▶◀ minimo. ◀▶ massimo, maximum …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • minimum — mìnimum m DEFINICIJA 1. najmanja količina, veličina, mjera itd. [svesti na minimum učiniti da ostane najmanja moguća količina čega], opr. maksimum 2. mat. najmanja vrijednost, ob. u skupu vrijednosti koje poprima neka funkcija ili općenito u… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • 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}. [1913 Webster] {Minimum thermometer}, a thermometer… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Minimum — »Mindestmaß, wert, preis«: Das Fremdwort wurde im 18. Jh. aus lat. minimum »das Kleinste, Geringste, Wenigste« entlehnt, dem substantivierten Neutrum von lat. minimus »kleinster« (vgl. ↑ minus). – Dazu die nlat. Ableitung minimal »sehr klein,… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • minimum — [adj] least, lowest least possible, littlest, merest, minimal, slightest, smallest, tiniest; concepts 762,789 Ant. largest, maximum, most minimum [n] lowest amount atom, bottom, dab, depth, dot, gleam, grain, hair, iota, jot, least, lowest,… …   New thesaurus

  • mínimum — sustantivo masculino 1. Uso/registro: restringido. Pragmática: intensificador. Límite o grado inferior al que puede llegar una persona o cosa: Se exige un mínimum de esfuerzo. Sinónimo: mínimo …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

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