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      adj   of the least possible; minimum or smallest  
  minimally      adv  

minimal art  
      n   abstract painting or sculpture in which expressiveness and illusion are minimized by the use of simple geometric shapes, flat colour, and arrangements of ordinary objects  
  minimal artist      n  
minimal pair  
      n     (Linguistics)   a pair of speech elements in a given language differing in only one respect and thus serving to identify minimum units such as phonemes, morphemes, etc. For example, tin and din constitute a minimal pair in English  
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least, least possible, littlest, minimum, nominal, slightest, smallest, token  

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