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Minimum vs Minimally - What's the difference?

minimum | minimally |

As a noun minimum

is minimum.

As an adverb minimally is

in a minimal way, in the least manner.




  • The lowest limit.
  • We prefer candidates with a minimum of 4 years experience in the field.
    We need a minimum of 3 fully-qualified staff members on duty at all time.
  • The smallest amount.
  • He always tries to get away with doing the minimum .
    Please keep noise to a minimum after 11 o'clock
  • (astronomy) A period of minimum brightness or energy intensity (of a star).
  • (analysis) A lower bound of a set which is also an element of that set.
  • (statistics) The smallest member of a batch or sample or the lower bound of a probability distribution.
  • Usage notes

    * (term) is more common plural for the technical senses.


    * maximum


    * (statistics) measure of location

    Derived terms

    (terms derived from minimum) * bare minimum * global minimum * local minimum * Maunder minimum * minimum wage * moral minimum


  • To the lowest degree.
  • minimally



  • In a minimal way, in the least manner.