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minimum

Maths a value of a function that is less than any neighbouring value

minimum

[′min·ə·məm]
(mathematics)
The least value that a real valued function assumes.
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He then proceeded to patch his tags together with the help of his Gradus, producing an incongruous and feeble result of eight elegiac lines, the minimum quantity for his form, and finishing up with two highly moral lines extra, making ten in all, which he cribbed entire from one of his books, beginning "O genus humanum," and which he himself must have used a dozen times before, whenever an unfortunate or wicked hero, of whatever nation or language under the sun, was the subject.
This was all he cared for--to produce eight lines with no false quantities or concords: whether the words were apt, or what the sense was, mattered nothing; and as the article was all new, not a line beyond the minimum did the followers of the dogged method ever produce.
He was cheered to read in BOOK NEWS, in a paragraph on the payment of magazine writers, not that Rudyard Kipling received a dollar per word, but that the minimum rate paid by first-class magazines was two cents a word.
It had reduced Mr Eugene Warden's self-respect to a minimum.
As Tarzan stood for a moment looking down upon his kill and regretting that he could not risk voicing his beloved victory cry, the sight of the uniform suggested a means whereby he might pass to and fro through Wilhelmstal with the minimum chance of detection.
The thermometers and barometers had resisted, all but one minimum thermometer, the glass of which was broken.
He wore a flannel collar of unfamiliar shape, and his clothes, although they were neat enough, were of a pattern and cut obviously designed to afford the maximum of ease and comfort with the minimum regard to appearance.
Bethell developed to its highest point in New York, a user of the telephone pays a fixed minimum price for a certain number of messages per year, and extra for all messages over this number.
Lot2: total minimum quantity = 99 190 pcs / year - total maximum amount = 214 006 pcs / year with a minimum weight of 100 grams / pc;
Potato Fresh minimum Rs 900 and maximum Rs 1100, Onion minimum Rs 2800 and maximum Rs 3000, Tomato minimum Rs 3600 and maximum Rs 3800, Cucumber minimum Rs 1800 and maximum Rs 1900, Garlic (China) minimum Rs 12000 and maximum Rs 12500, Ginger (China) minimum Rs 15000 and maximum Rs 15600, Peas minimum Rs 2800 and maximum Rs 3000, Cauliflower minimum Rs 1100 and maximum Rs 1200, Brinjal minimum Rs 3800 and maximum Rs 4000.
Apple Kala Kulu (Mandi) minimum Rs 8000 and maximum Rs 8300, Dates (Aseel) minimum Rs 15600 and maximum Rs 16200, Guava minimum Rs 4800 and maximum Rs 4800, Banana (Dozen) minimum Rs 48 and maximum Rs 62.

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