Meaning of MINIMAL in English

MINIMAL

min ‧ i ‧ mal AC /ˈmɪnəm ə l, ˈmɪnɪm ə l/ BrE AmE adjective

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ minimum , ↑ minimalism , ↑ minimalist ; adjective : ↑ minimal , ↑ minimum , ↑ minimalist ; adverb : ↑ minimally , ↑ minimum ; verb : ↑ minimize ]

[ Date: 1600-1700 ; Language: Latin ; Origin: minimus ; ⇨ ↑ minimum 2 ]

very small in degree or amount, especially the smallest degree or amount possible:

The storm caused only minimal damage

The cost to taxpayers would be minimal.

This is a practical course, with only a minimal amount of theory.

—minimally adverb :

Rates of truancy from school have only increased minimally.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.