[min-uh-mahyz] /ˈmɪn əˌmaɪz/
verb (used with object), minimized, minimizing.
to reduce to the smallest possible amount or degree.
to represent at the lowest possible amount, value, importance, influence, etc., especially in a disparaging way; belittle.
to reduce to or estimate at the least possible degree or amount: to minimize a risk
to rank or treat at less than the true worth; belittle: to minimize someone’s achievements
1802, first recorded in Bentham; see minimum + -ize.
[“A Simple Applicative Language: Mini-ML”, D. Clement et al, Proc 1986 ACM Conf on LISP and Functional Prog, (Aug 1986)].
/ˈmɪnɪˌməʊtəʊ/ noun 1. a reduced-size replica racing motorcycle powered by a two-stroke petrol engine and used for racing Also called pocketbike
[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. 4. an arbitrary amount set by a restaurant, nightclub, etc., […]
noun 1. the official interest rate charged by the Bank of England and below which it will refrain from lending money. noun 1. (in Britain) the minimum rate at which the Bank of England would lend to discount houses between 1971 and 1981, after which it was replaced by the less formal base rate MLR