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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n minim a musical note having the time value of half a whole note
    • n minim a United States liquid unit equal to 1/60 fluidram
    • n minim a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 1/60th fluid dram or 0.059194 cubic centimeters
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Doctors in Canada use an adhesive similar to Krazy Glue instead of stitches, lowering the possibility of bacterial infection and minimizing scarring
    • Minim A little man or being; a dwarf.
    • Minim A short poetical encomium.
    • Minim (Zoöl) A small fish; a minnow.
    • Minim (Mus) A time note, formerly the shortest in use; a half note, equal to half a semibreve, or two quarter notes or crotchets.
    • Minim Anything very minute; as, the minims of existence; -- applied to animalcula; and the like.
    • a Minim Minute. "Minim forms."
    • Minim (Eccl. Hist) One of an austere order of mendicant hermits or friars founded in the 15th century by St. Francis of Paola.
    • Minim The smallest liquid measure, equal to about one drop; the sixtieth part of a fluid drachm, equal to one four-hundred-eightieth of a fluid ounce, or 0.06161 milliliter (U. S. measure) or 0.05919 milliliters (British measure).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Ricin is a protein produced by the castor oil plant, Ricinus communis, which is highly toxic (the minimal lethal dose is around 1 µg / kg body weight, that means 1/15th of a milligram could kill a 150 lb. person). Ricin can be a dangerous contaminant, making the production of castor oil a precisely controlled process.
    • minim Very small; diminutive; pygmy.
    • n minim A very diminutive man or being.
    • n minim [capitalized] One of an order of monks, founded in the middle of the fifteenth century by St. Francis of Paola, confirmed by Pope Sixtus IV., and again confirmed by Pope Alexander VI. under the name of “Ordo Minimorum Ere-mitarum s. Francisci de Paula” (order of the least hermits of St. Francis of Paola). Members of this order, in addition to the usual Franciscan vows, were pledged to the observance of a perpetual Lent.
    • n minim In musical notation, a note equivalent in timevalue to one half of a semibreve: it is now also called a half-note, but in early medieval music it was the shortest note used. Also minima.—
    • n minim A short poem.
    • n minim The smallest liquid measure, generally regarded as about equal to one drop. It is the sixtieth part of a fluidrachm. See apothecaries measure, under measure.
    • n minim A small size of type, now called minion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The average minimal speed of birds in order to remain aloft in flight is reported to be about 16½ feet per second, or about 11 miles per hour.
    • n Minim min′im (med.) the smallest liquid measure, a drop, 1⁄60 drachm: :
    • n Minim min′im (mus.) a note (formerly the shortest) equal to two crotchets
    • n Minim min′im (Milt.) a diminutive creature: one of an austere order of mendicant friars founded about the middle of the 15th century by St Francis of Paola in Calabria (1416-1507)—called Minims (L. minimi, the least) to humble them even below the Franciscans (Friars minor)
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  • Hilton Kramer
    Hilton Kramer
    “The more minimal the art, the more maximum the explanation.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. minime, L. minimus, the least, smallest, a superl. of minor,: cf. It. minima, a note in music. See Minor, and cf. Minimum,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. minime—L. minimus, minima, the smallest.


In literature:

In pursuing the story, he insists on minimizing the effect and extent of the barbaric invasions.
"Hilaire Belloc" by C. Creighton Mandell
Every one has been desirous of minimizing this cost.
"Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, vol. LXXII, June, 1911" by E. D. Hardy
The chances of this occurring are minimized by slow and careful running to speed.
"Steam Turbines" by Hubert E. Collins
In the factory, infection can be minimized because effective measures of cleanliness can be more easily applied.
"Outlines of Dairy Bacteriology, 8th edition" by H. L. Russell
Absorption in the details of a mineral deposit makes it easy for the investigator to forget or minimize these relations.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
Among the many interesting additions that Charles VIII made to Amboise was the great double Tours des Minimes, adjoining the royal apartments.
"In Château Land" by Anne Hollingsworth Wharton
Such risks are minimized every year, and protection is greatly sought after by Moors and Jews.
"In the Tail of the Peacock" by Isabel Savory
She minimized the incident by shaking down her bracelet.
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
Every precaution is taken to minimize the effect of any accident that may take place in the course of the operation.
"A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1" by Georges Perrot
Security measures are necessary in order to minimize or prevent surprise, or to defeat other efforts aimed at disruption of plans.
"Sound Military Decision" by U.s. Naval War College
The escape of heat through the weighing-tube is minimized by having this tube of hard rubber.
"Respiration Calorimeters for Studying the Respiratory Exchange and Energy Transformations of Man" by Francis Gano Benedict
His wife's action had been patent and public; it was not a thing that could be hushed up, or minimized, or explained away.
"The Combined Maze" by May Sinclair
Thus the danger of burning is minimized, also the need of stirring.
"Dishes & Beverages of the Old South" by Martha McCulloch Williams
Other legislation was designed to minimize the number of cases of this type that would arise.
"Mother Earth" by W. Stitt Robinson, Jr.
It occurred to her at once that she had said too much and she tried to minimize her brother's delinquencies.
"Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess" by Henry W. Fischer
It has been minimized into a riot and magnified into a deed of glory.
"The Siege of Boston" by Allen French
The only direction of inquiry is how they can be legitimately minimized.
"Herbert Hoover" by Vernon Kellogg
In his testimony, however, Olear so minimized his own connection with the case that he received no public recognition.
"Astounding Stories, June, 1931" by Various
From dust it turned to dirt, from minim into mountain.
"Eden" by Edgar Saltus
And he had inherited a placid contempt for everything Ottoman, which minimized in his mind the difficulties of departure.
"Command" by William McFee

In news:

Minimally Invasive Stent Treatment Aids Chronic Venous Insufficiency .
Minimizing the use of segregation in prison has become the goal of corrections officials in a handful of states, with supporters saying the reduction is healthier for prisoners and cheaper for prison systems with dwindling budgets.
Johns laid the groundwork for both Pop Art and Minimalism.
The author of more than 50 books and myriad short stories was revered by some critics and minimized by others.
Ultrafiltration System Requires Minimal Operator Attention.
Depuy Synthes Spine Launches First Access System for Minimally Invasive Posterior- Lateral Fusion.
Arrest of money launderer 'Dolly' in Colombia is minimal blow to Sinaloa drug cartel.
A collection of financial improvements you can make right now--minimal sweat required.
Leafy Greens Minimize Damage Caused by Workouts.
Levi Strauss Tries To Minimize Water Use With New Jeans.
In order to ensure compliance and minimize liability, employers must focus their attention on both federal and state laws.
Library program helps youth offenders minimize exposure to legal system.
1) are placed in a controlled environment designed to minimize surface interactions.
Director Aurora Guerrero sets her minimally plotted slice-of-life film in the almost entirely Mexican immigrant community of Huntington Park, in southeast Los Angeles.
Form-fitting oxford shirts that minimize your belly.

In science:

Thus, we will speak about R-minimal surfaces (instead of ‘really minimal real surfaces’): a real surface X is called R-minimal if any conj-invariant degree 1 holomorphic map X → Y to another real surface Y is a biholomorphism.
Real Rational Surfaces Are Quasi-Simple
With two exceptions, the real part XR of an R-minimal real rational surface X determines X up to deformation in the class of R-minimal real rational surfaces.
Real Rational Surfaces Are Quasi-Simple
The generators αr of AL, corresponding to the columns of X Z + I, span the minimal lattice J as described in [Fa2, p.564], since B comes from a minimal Seifert manifold.
Analytic invariants of boundary links
Using this we first consider the schemes of minimal rank first syzygies (g = 6, 7) respectively minimal rank second syzygies (g = 8) of the Mukai varieties Mg using representation theory.
Geometric Syzygies of Mukai Varieties and General Canonical Curves with Genus at most 8
Since ρk is irreducible,there is only one minimal orbit and this minimal orbit is non degenerate.
Geometric Syzygies of Mukai Varieties and General Canonical Curves with Genus at most 8
In particular one can distinguish the minimal spin group S pinmin (n, m), with minimal number of real generators.
Generalized Space-time Supersymmetries, Division Algebras and Octonionic M-theory
Suppose that the value group has a minimal strictly positive element and let π ∈ R have this minimal strictly positive valuation.
Grothendieck rings of Laurent series fields
Suppose that the value group has a unique minimal, strictly positive element and let π ∈ R have this minimal strictly positive valuation.
Grothendieck rings of Laurent series fields
If no new zero occurs, this must be because the minimal term in Sn was a term occurring in the minimal non-covered nonstandard element.
A Proof of Parisi's Conjecture on the Random Assignment Problem
By a minimal block in π we mean a non-singleton block in π minimal with respect to inclusion.
The enumeration of simple permutations
The present work is motivated by the results in where the authors prove the existence of collisionless minimizers in very general classes of symmetric loops: a natural question is whether these minimizers are rigid motions corresponding to central configurations.
Action minimizing orbits in the n-body problem with simple choreography constraint
If ¯ω is not an integer, then Theorems 2, 3, 4 still hold substituting ω with ¯ω and with the following differences: in Theorems 2 and 3 the minimal period of the minimizing circles are in this case respectively 2π/ln and 2π/(ln + k); in Theorem 4 the winding number of the minimizing orbit is k + ln.
Action minimizing orbits in the n-body problem with simple choreography constraint
Then the flow Fn−1 = (Z, Yn−1 × T) is minimal; the proof of this is similar to the minimality proof in case 1 above.
$C^\ast$-algebras from Anzai flows and their $K$-groups
In what follows we estimate the minimal number of falls necessary (and, consequently, we find the minimal amount by which the energy E should decrease).
Random Bulgarian solitaire
We require the concept of unique minimal overring: A proper overring T of a domain R is said to be the unique minimal overring of R if each proper overring of R is actually an overring of T .
Integral Domains whose Simple Overrings are Intersections of Localizations