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minimize

[′min·ə‚mīz]
(communications)
Condition when normal message and telephone traffic is drastically reduced so messages connected with an actual or simulated emergency will not be delayed.
(computer science)
In a graphical user interface environment, to reduce a window to an icon that represents the application running in the window.

minimize

A feature of a graphics-based operating system that hides the application currently on screen. To show the app is still open, an icon representing the program is placed on the Taskbar in Windows or the Dock in the Mac. Clicking the Taskbar or Dock icon restores the application to its previous size and location on screen. Contrast with maximize. See Win Minimize windows.


Minimize Buttons
The underscore button (_) is the minimize button in Windows and Mac. Clicking it sends the application to the sidelines.
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* The minimisation of fire risk--core requirements including permits to work and maintenance;
Guy Bashford, regional manager for the North-east, said that waste minimisation programmes not only paid for themselves, but could go on to provide cost savings year on year.
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"I am therefore glad parliament has carried out a waste audit with a view to improving waste minimisation - it must set the highest standards and become a shining example to other public bodies."
One government document argues that harm reduction refers to any policy that reduces harm by any amount, while harm 'minimisation, on the other hand, makes for a stronger primary goal because it asks for harms to be reduced as much as possible' (Parliament of Victoria, nd: 4).
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The new waste minimisation initiative will see plastic, previously binned and sent to landfill, recycled as a commercialproduct.
Paul Hawken, in his excellent book The Ecology of Commerce, sums up his approach to sustainability and waste minimisation thus: "We must take less [from the Earth], make less, waste less and want less." Harry Johnson Kingfisher Recycling Centre Aspley QLD
It would also need to transcend the existing harm minimisation model as well, which is arguably based on economic rationalist as well as humanitarian assumptions.
Because cadmium concentrations in Australian soils are growing, the government has taken the proactive step of launching the National Cadmium Minimisation Strategy for Agriculture.
Sir, - I am very happy to see thePost's socially responsible focus on recycling and waste minimisation over the last few days.