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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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Tapping the "Minimize app" button will close the Android Auto app and turn it into a floating action button that can be moved around the screen.
Etisalat will continue monitoring traffic to minimize overall customer impact as the network is being regularized.
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There are steps a company can and should take to minimize the risks a company may face during discovery, before a patent case is filed.
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And when doctors minimize their involvement in these crucial conversations, the consequences to patients, hospitals and doctors are profoundly negative.
Recent research suggests that humans have an intrinsic tendency to minimize energy while performing motor actions, even when this is detrimental to performance.
The Food and Drug Administration announced the availability of the "Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Fresh-Cut Fruits and Vegetables."
Proper attention can minimize the need for supplemental programs to address odor issues, filamentous bulking of the sludge and excessive TSS and foaming in the effluent."