n pl , -mums, -ma
1 the least possible amount, degree, or quantity
2 the least amount recorded, allowed, or reached
the minimum in our temperature record this month was 50°
3 modifier being the least possible, recorded, allowed, etc.
4 (Maths) a value of a function that is less than any neighbouring value
5 of or relating to a minimum or minimums (C17: from Latin: smallest thing, from minimus least)
n a thermometer that records the highest and lowest temperatures since it was last set
minimum lending rate
n (in Britain) the minimum rate at which the Bank of England would lend to discount houses between 1971 and 1981, after which it was replaced by the less formal base rate, (Abbrev.)
n the lowest wage that an employer is permitted to pay by law or union contract
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