minimum - definition and synonyms

noun [singular] 

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  1. 1
    the smallest amount or degree of something that is necessary or possible
    minimum of:

    They can produce high-quality results with a minimum of supervision.

    absolute/bare minimum:

    The building work will take six months, as an absolute minimum.

    keep something to a minimum:

    We need to keep costs to a minimum.

  2.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    at a minimum at the very least

    At a minimum, the dispute threatens to delay the start of the exhibition season.

    Submitted by Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 26/06/2016