Definition and Meanings for minimise

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Part of Speech of minimise

noun, adjective

Etymology of minimise

f. minime, l. minimus the least, smallest, a superl. of minor: cf. it. minima a note in music. see minor, and cf. minimum

Meaning of minimise


as noun

  • anything very minute; as, the minims of existence; -- applied to animalcula; and the like.
  • the smallest liquid measure, equal to about one drop; the sixtieth part of a fluid drachm, equal to one four-hundred-eightieth of a fluid ounce, or 0.06161 milliliter (u. s. measure) or 0.05919 milliliters (british measure).
  • a small fish; a minnow.
  • a little man or being; a dwarf.
  • one of an austere order of mendicant hermits or friars founded in the 15th century by st. francis of paola.
  • a time note, formerly the shortest in use; a half note, equal to half a semibreve, or two quarter notes or crotchets.
  • a short poetical encomium.

as adjective

  • minute.
  • No synonyms for minimise
    No antonyms for minimise

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