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Definitions

  • Corona of Minimum Type
    Corona of Minimum Type
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj minimum the least possible "needed to enforce minimal standards","her grades were minimal","minimum wage","a minimal charge for the service"
    • n minimum the point on a curve where the tangent changes from negative on the left to positive on the right
    • n minimum the smallest possible quantity
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Minimum wage was 0.25 per hour when it was first enacted in 1938
    • n Minimum The least quantity assignable, admissible, or possible, in a given case; hence, a thing of small consequence; -- opposed to maximum.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: 41% of women apply body or hand moisturizer a minimum three times a day
    • n minimum The smallest amount or degree; the least quantity assignable in a given case: opposed to maximum; in mathematics, that pointwhere a function has a less value than for any neighboring values of the variable.
    • minimum Of the smallest possible amount or degree; least; smallest: as, a minimum charge.
    • minimum Indicating or registering the lowest quantity or degree: as, a minimum thermometer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1892, Italy raised the minimum age for marriage for girls to 12.
    • Minimum the least quantity or degree possible—opp. of Maximum: a trifle:—pl. Min′ima
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Quotations

  • Thomas Szasz
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    “Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age. It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies to reduce this period to a minimum.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Friendship is like vitamins, we supplement each other's minimum daily requirements”
  • Lenny Bruce
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    “The role of a comedian is to make the audience laugh, at a minimum of once every fifteen seconds.”
  • Albert Low
    Albert Low
    “The criterion of simplicity requires that the minimum number of assumptions be postulated.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. minimus,. See Minim
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. minime—L. minimus, minima, the smallest.

Usage

In literature:

The maximum and minimum temperatures at which growth takes place, as well as the optimum, are fairly constant for each bacterium.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
A minimum price of $1 per ounce was thus established for silver bullion.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
The minimum income to be taxed was L100 instead of, as formerly, L160.
"The Message" by Alec John Dawson
That is one absolutely minimum requirement.
"The Great Gray Plague" by Raymond F. Jones
A singular peculiarity in the distribution of sun-spots emerged from Carrington's studies at the time of the minimum of 1856.
"A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century" by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
Would workers not strive to get the maximum pay for the minimum work?
"British Socialism" by J. Ellis Barker
F., with an average minimum about 55 deg., and an average maximum of about 80 deg.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
At minimum it sinks to the tenth or eleventh magnitude.
"Pleasures of the telescope" by Garrett Serviss
And what's your minimum for your office?
"The Education of Eric Lane" by Stephen McKenna
The cutting of trees below a certain minimum size is forbidden.
"Where Half The World Is Waking Up" by Clarence Poe
In 1899 the minimum penalty was reduced to one year.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
For this reason, many saleswomen, dressmakers, etc., are obliged to content themselves with a minimum wage.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
There is a minimum speed at which an airplane will remain subject to control.
"Aircraft and Submarines" by Willis J. Abbot
I knew that once in the air the shake would be reduced to a minimum.
"How I Filmed the War" by Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins
The Mayor was magnanimous; he imposed the minimum fine.
"The Preacher of Cedar Mountain" by Ernest Thompson Seton
I turn it down to minimum close beam and hang it round my neck; then I start up the black jag-edged tunnel of the ship.
"The Lost Kafoozalum" by Pauline Ashwell
A maximum of provision and a minimum of supervision are required.
"The Evolution of the Country Community" by Warren H. Wilson
The minimum daily temperature in summer is rarely below 70 deg.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
In ordinary years the winter minimum is about 42 deg.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
The condition of equilibrium is that this expression (which we may for the sake of distinctness call the potential energy) shall be a minimum.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
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In news:

In recent years, health advocacy groups have recommended walking a minimum of 10,000 steps a day to stay fit.
The land must be private with more than 50 percent of the canopy cover hemlocks and be a minimum of five acres.
Hearings set for hike in minimum wage.
This week, the question of whether to raise the minimum wage in New York state will go to the public.
The state Assembly plans to hold the first two of three public hearings on raising the minimum wage to $8.50 next year.
In an odd programming move, ESPN announced Friday that it will deliver a minimum of seven games from 2012-13 season of the Kontinental Hockey League exclusively on ESPN3, ESPN internet channel, in the U.S.
Welch must reach minimum score to win crown.
Small Businesses Say Raise The Minimum Wage.
It's been three years now since there was a national minimum wage increase.
AP file photo Legislation to raise the sub-minimum wage for tipped employees has been introduced in the Congress.
Restaurant servers and other tipped workers in Michigan earn $2.65 per hour, a bit higher than the national sub-minimum wage of $2.13 per hour, but much less than Michigan's minimum wage of $7.40 per hour.
L ast week the House Ways and Means Committee reported a bill (H. R 3996) that would, among other things, prevent the alternative minimum tax from slamming middle-income families.
How road warriors can be more efficient with minimum hassle.
Sound reinforcement systems in public spaces must meet a minimum Speech Transmission Index (STI) score for public safety reasons.
The 100-degree days and the half-hour minimum commute to anywhere was beginning to suck the life out of me.
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In science:

Even if the potential has a minimum as a function of the tachyon field, the energy associated with this minimum is of order Vo = − 1 g2 .
The Utility of Quantum Field Theory
As one sees from Fig. 2, the r.h.s. of (13) has a minimum and decreasing m the curve x(y ) cuts the axis x = 0 closer to the minimum.
Functional renormalization group at large N for random manifolds
When the α relaxation becomes sufficiently slow, the dynamic susceptibility passes through a minimum, and for frequencies around this minimum simple asymptotic power laws are predicted.
Structural Relaxation and Mode Coupling in a Simple Liquid: Depolarized Light Scattering in Benzene
These parameters define the minimum pT in GeV, the largest pseudorapidity in the absolute value and the minimum separation in ∆R, respectively, to be required to all produced b quarks.
[email protected]_4b: A Four Bottom Quark Production Event Generator for PP/PPbar Collisions
Vary the separation distance of the black holes until you find a minimum in the value of the ADM mass. A minimum in the ADM mass ensures the sytem under study is a solution to the quasi-equilibrium Einstein equations for those particular values of J and m.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
In particular the minimum of n1 (λi ) and the minimum of n1(µj ) coincide, as we vary over the indices.
Unique decomposition of tensor products of irreducible representations of simple algebraic groups
FIG. 11: Distribution of the smallest angle btween a quadrupole minimum and a sextupole minimum for 324 galaxies in the north HDF.
Observations of cluster substructure using weakly lensed sextupole moments
Suppose the applied field is increased sufficiently so that the system jmps over a barrier from one minimum A to another minimum B.
Random Field Ising Model
For this case we derive an analytical result for the minimum probability of error and perform a quantitative comparison to the minimum failure probability.
Distinguishing mixed quantum states: Minimum-error discrimination versus optimum unambiguous discrimination
In the following we compare the minimum error probability, PE, with the minimum failure probability, QF, considering several special cases.
Distinguishing mixed quantum states: Minimum-error discrimination versus optimum unambiguous discrimination
Obviously the minimum error probability, PE, given by Eq. (27) is in general much smaller than the minimum failure probability, QF /2, given by Eq. (28).
Distinguishing mixed quantum states: Minimum-error discrimination versus optimum unambiguous discrimination
This optimal level of randomness is represented as the solution to a pair of polynomial equations whose order is an increasing function of the relative depth and steepness of the global minimum well and the deepest strictly local minimum well.
Some Remarks on the Optimal Level of Randomization in Global Optimization
But if the network average connectivity is larger than four, we should add its minimum degree to improve its robustness to both attacks, which mean that the relationship between the minimum connectivity nodes would become very important for the network robustness.
Optimization of robustness of scale-free network to random and targeted attacks
Since in [1a] we concentrated on the minimum of the H2 PEC, we now easily verify with Fig. 3 that, at the minimum of H2, all theoretical HH PECs, without exception, would have to cross the observed H2 PEC.
Theoretical and observed potential energy curves for neutral 4-unit charge Coulomb systems containing antihydrogen
Also X (z) has a minimum in both cases with Xmin = 0 and the minimum occurs precisely when the equation of state crosses the phantom divide ω = −1 (see Fig 2 and 3).
Reconstructing K-essence
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