Definition for minimal

adjective as in littlest, slightest

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Example Sentences

They’re isolating them all, and we’re hearing from clients that the care is minimal.

As a slow adopter and minimal user of social media, I found it easy to frame it as a conversation-ending, narcissism-feeding mechanism.

From Ozy

The new app development process will not affect those privacy features, which rely on phones communicating with one another at short range, and sending only minimal, anonymous data to a central server.

From Fortune

It could be quite some time and so the actual impact on Yelp or TripAdvisor in the short term could therefore be minimal.

According to some employees I talked to, so far, for at least two months, the scarring around electrodes is minimal, although in the long run there may be scar tissue buildup at the scalp.

The sport of surfing is a very sexy sport, beautiful people on beautiful beaches in minimal clothing.

Under the ACA, adults without minimal essential coverage will be charged a penalty when they file their tax return.

He noted that the turnout promoting effect of a canvasser knocking on a door decays within ten days to be almost minimal.

But it is unfounded fear by an American public at minimal risk of contracting the illness that is confounding those efforts.

This, despite assurances that they will not be in contact with Ebola victims and therefore run minimal risk of infection.

Minimal typographical errors concerning punctuation have been corrected without notes.

There is another type of mind which is constitutionally sensitive to the infinite significance of minimal things.

The smallest dose which causes the infection and death of the inoculated animal is noted as the minimal lethal dose.

A week to ten days later inject a similar minimal lethal dose into the peritoneal cavity.

Measure out twenty minimal hæmolytic doses of hæmolysin, add to the erythrocyte solution on the test-tube.


On this page you'll find 34 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to minimal, such as: basic, essential, minimum, nominal, token, and basal.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.