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absolute minimum

noun, Mathematics
the smallest value a given function assumes on a specified set.
Compare minimum (def 5a). Unabridged
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  • Experience has furthermore emphasised the necessity of reducing the number of types to the absolute minimum.

    Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War Frederick A. Talbot
  • Unless they've dematerialized it, that means about ten billion light-years as an absolute minimum.

    Skylark Three Edward Elmer Smith
  • The weight of the machine would require to be an absolute minimum, and everything not absolutely essential omitted.

  • Rodebush set up the beam at its absolute minimum of power and threw in the switch.

    Triplanetary Edward Elmer Smith
  • The absolute monthly range of temperature is the difference, in degrees, between the absolute maximum and the absolute minimum.

  • Rodebush launched the tractor, set at its absolute minimum of power, and threw in his master switches.

    Triplanetary Edward Elmer Smith
  • The container reduces freight transfer to an absolute minimum.

    Our Railroads To-Morrow Edward Hungerford

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