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[min-uh-muh l] /ˈmɪn ə məl/

constituting a :
a minimal mode of transportation.
barely adequate or the least possible:
minimal care.
of the least possible; minimum or smallest

“smallest, least,” 1660s, from Latin minimus (see minim) + -al (1).


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