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effort to minimize or curtail damage or loss damage control
(engineering) act or technique of trying to control rivers with dams etc to minimize occurrence of floods flood control
bet counterbalanced to minimize loss hedge
equal-area projection map of the globe; oceans are distorted in order to minimize the distortion of the continents homolosine projection
method of fitting a curve to data points so as to minimize the sum of the squares of the distances of the points from the curve least squares , method of least squares
method of childbirth that tries to minimize the trauma for the newborn; delivery occurs in a quiet dimly lit room and the infant's head is not pulled and immediate bonding between mother and child is encouraged Leboyer method , Leboyer method of childbirth
minimize importance play down , soft-pedal
importance, minimize something's soft-pedal
cultivation of crops in strips following the contours of the land to minimize erosion strip cropping
action to minimize opposition, course of tack
(electricity) a rearrangement of the relative positions of power lines in order to minimize the effects of mutual capacitance and inductance transposition
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