a pair of words, as pin and bin, or bet and bed, differing only by one sound in the same position in each word, especially when such a pair is taken as evidence for the existence of a phonemic contrast between the two sounds.
(linguistics) a pair of speech elements in a given language differing in only one respect and thus serving to identify minimum units such as phonemes, morphemes, etc. For example, tin and din constitute a minimal pair in English
- Minimal reacting dose
minimal reacting dose n. Abbr. MRD, mrd The smallest quantity of a toxic substance causing a reaction.
[min-ee-mahr-kit] /ˈmɪn iˌmɑr kɪt/ noun 1. a grocery store or delicatessen.
[min-ee-mahrt] /ˈmɪn iˌmɑrt/ noun 1. a minimarket. noun a small market or store; convenience store
[min-uh-maks] /ˈmɪn əˌmæks/ noun 1. a strategy of game theory employed to minimize a player’s possible loss. /ˈmɪnɪˌmæks/ noun 1. (maths) the lowest of a set of maximum values 2. (in game theory, etc) the procedure of choosing the strategy that least benefits the most advantaged member of a group Compare maximin games An algorithm […]