Meaning of MINIMAL in English

MINIMAL

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈmi-nə-məl ]

adjective

Date: 1666

1. : relating to or being a minimum: as

a. : the least possible

a victory won with minimal loss of life

b. : barely adequate

a minimal standard of living

c. : very small or slight

a minimal interest in art

2. often capitalized : of, relating to, or being minimal art or minimalism

• min·i·mal·ly -mə-lē adverb

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.