subminimal

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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