[min-uh-muh l] /ˈmɪn ə məl/
constituting a :
a minimal mode of transportation.
barely adequate or the least possible:
of the least possible; minimum or smallest
“smallest, least,” 1660s, from Latin minimus (see minim) + -al (1).
- Minimal automaton
theory An automaton possessing with redundant states. (1996-05-03)
noun 1. (no longer in technical use) . minimal brain dysfunction min·i·mal brain dysfunction (mĭn’ə-məl) n. A mild impairment of brain function that affects perception, behavior, and academic ability, and is characterized by dyslexia, difficulty in writing, hyperactivity, or mental retardation. Also called attention deficit disorder.
- Minimal dose
minimal dose n. The smallest quantity of a drug that will, or will likely, produce a physiological effect in an adult.
- Minimal infecting dose
minimal infecting dose n. Abbr. MID The smallest quantity of infectious material regularly producing infection.