Minimization



[min-uh-mahyz] /ˈmɪn əˌmaɪz/

verb (used with object), minimized, minimizing.
1.
to reduce to the smallest possible amount or degree.
2.
to represent at the lowest possible amount, value, importance, influence, etc., especially in a disparaging way; belittle.
/ˈmɪnɪˌmaɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to reduce to or estimate at the least possible degree or amount: to minimize a risk
2.
to rank or treat at less than the true worth; belittle: to minimize someone’s achievements
n.

1802, from minimize + -ation.
v.

1802, first recorded in Bentham; see minimum + -ize.

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