[min-uh m] /ˈmɪn əm/
the smallest unit of liquid measure, 1/60 (0.0167) of a fluid dram, roughly equivalent to one drop. Symbol: ♍, ♏.
Abbreviation: min, min.;
Music. a note, formerly the shortest in use, but now equivalent in time value to one half of a semibreve; half note.
the least quantity of anything.
something very small or insignificant.
(initial capital letter) a member of a mendicant religious order founded in the 15th century by St. Francis of Paola.
a unit of fluid measure equal to one sixtieth of a drachm. It is approximately equal to one drop M, ♏
(music) a note having the time value of half a semibreve Usual US and Canadian name half-note
a small or insignificant person or thing
a downward stroke in calligraphy
(rare) very small; tiny
mid-15c., in music, from Latin minimus “smallest, least; minute, trifling, insignificant;” of time, “least, shortest, very short;” of age, “youngest;” as a noun, “least price, lowest price” (see minimum). Calligraphy sense is from c.1600.
minim min·im (mĭn’əm)
[min-uh-muh] /ˈmɪn ə mə/ noun 1. a plural of . [min-uh-muh m] /ˈmɪn ə məm/ noun, plural minimums, minima [min-uh-muh] /ˈmɪn ə mə/ (Show IPA) 1. the least quantity or amount possible, assignable, allowable, or the like. 2. the lowest speed permitted on a highway. 3. the lowest amount, value, or degree attained or recorded. […]
[min-uh-muh l] /ˈmɪn ə məl/ adjective 1. constituting a : a minimal mode of transportation. 2. barely adequate or the least possible: minimal care. /ˈmɪnɪməl/ adjective 1. of the least possible; minimum or smallest adj. “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.