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minimum security prison

  
     ( minimum security prisons    plural  ) A minimum security prison is a prison where there are fewer restrictions on prisoners than in a normal prison.  
  (mainly AM)      n-count  
in BRIT, use open prison     
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minimum  
1       adj   You use minimum to describe an amount which is the smallest that is possible, allowed, or required.  
ADJ n     (Antonym: maximum)    He was only five feet nine, the minimum height for a policeman., ...a rise in the minimum wage.     
      Minimum is also a noun., n-sing   oft a N of amount  
This will take a minimum of one hour..., Four foot should be seen as an absolute minimum.     
2       adj   You use minimum to state how small an amount is.  
ADJ n  
The basic needs of life are available with minimum effort..., Neil and Chris try to spend the minimum amount of time on the garden.     
      Minimum is also a noun., n-sing   a N of n  
With a minimum of fuss, she produced the grandson he had so desperately wished for.     
3       adv   If you say that something is a particular amount minimum, you mean that this is the smallest amount it should be or could possibly be, although a larger amount is acceptable or very possible.  
amount ADV     (Antonym: maximum)    You're talking over a thousand pounds minimum for one course.     
4    You use at a minimum, or at the minimum, when you want to indicate that something is the very least which could or should happen.  
at the most      phrase   amount PHR, PHR with cl, PHR after v     (Antonym: at the maximum)    This would take three months at a minimum...     
5    If you say that someone keeps something to a minimum, or to the minimum, you mean that they keep the amount of it as small as possible.  
to a/the minimum      phrase   PHR after v  
Office machinery is kept to a minimum...     


minimum security prison        ( minimum security prisons    plural  ) A minimum security prison is a prison where there are fewer restrictions on prisoners than in a normal prison.  
  (mainly AM)      n-count  
in BRIT, use open prison     
minimum wage     
Theminimum wage is the lowest wage that an employer is allowed to pay an employee, according to a law or agreement.      n-sing  

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minimum

  
1   
      n   bottom, depth, least, lowest, nadir, slightest  
2   
      adj   least, least possible, littlest, lowest, minimal, slightest, smallest  
  
Antonyms     
   greatest, highest, largest, maximum, most  

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n.
cell mate (in a prison)
[Slang]
exp.
state securities laws
n.
Cyber intelligence is computer system that tracks, examines and defies the digital security risks.
[Tech.];[Leg.] Cyber intelligence is computer system that tracks, examines and defies the digital security risks.
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