Meaning of MINIMAL in English


adj.1 very minute or slight.

2 being or related to a minimum.

3 the least possible in size, duration, etc.

4 Art etc. characterized by the use of simple or primary forms or structures etc., often geometric or massive (huge minimal forms in a few colours).


minimalism n. (in sense 4). minimally adv. (in senses 1-3).

Etymology: L minimus smallest

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.