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subminimum

[suhb-min-uh-muh m] /sʌbˈmɪn ə məm/
adjective
1.
being below a minimum standard, rate, quota, etc.:
a subminimum wage for teenagers.
noun
2.
something that is below a minimum standard or rate.
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Examples from the web for subminimum
  • The certificates do not establish specific subminimum wage rates.
  • The two lowest incentives were subminimum wage and tax credits.
  • Established standards for employment of workers with disabilities, allowing for subminimum wages.

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