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  1. minimal

    • IPA[ˈminəməl]

    美式

    • adj.
      of a minimum amount, quantity, or degree; negligible;characterized by the use of simple or primary forms or structures, especially geometric or massive ones.
    • 釋義
    • adj.
      形容詞
    • 1. of a minimum amount, quantity, or degree; negligible:

      production costs are minimal

      a minimal amount of information

    • 2. characterized by the use of simple or primary forms or structures, especially geometric or massive ones.
    • 3. characterized by simplicity and lack of adornment or decoration:

      minimal, simple evening dresses in luxurious fabrics

    • 4. characterized by the repetition and gradual alteration of short phrases.
    • 5. (of a pair of forms) distinguished by only one feature:

      “p” and “b” are a minimal pair, distinguished by the feature of voicing

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    • IPA[ˈmɪnɪm(ə)l]

    英式

    • adj.
      of a minimum amount, quantity, or degree; negligible:
    • the aircraft suffered minimal damage

      production costs are minimal

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