minimal

[min-uh-muhl]
adjective
1.
constituting a minimum: a minimal mode of transportation.
2.
barely adequate or the least possible: minimal care.

Origin:
1660–70; minim(um) + -al1

minimally, adverb
nonminimal, adjective
subminimal, adjective

minimal, minimize, minimum, minuscule, minutia (see usage note at minuscule).


2. nominal, minimum.
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minimal (ˈmɪnɪməl)
 
adj
of the least possible; minimum or smallest
 
minimally
 
adv

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minimal
"smallest, least," 1660s; see minimum. Related: Minimally.
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Example sentences
Natural turkeys have been minimally processed, with no artificial ingredients
  or coloring added.
In warm-summer climates, tomatoes should be pruned only minimally to prevent
  sunburned fruit.
The recovery for minimally invasive surgery is much faster normally.
Minds of minimally conscious patients appear to retain the ability to process
  language.
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