min etymology

English word min comes from English -um, Latin minimus (Least, smallest.)

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Detailed word origin of min

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-um English (eng) (chemistry) Forms the ends of the names of certain elements (such as molybdenum and platinum).. Denotes singular grammatical number.
minimus Latin (lat) Least, smallest.
minimum English (eng) To the lowest degree. (analysis) A lower bound of a set which is also an element of that set.. (astronomy) A period of minimum brightness or energy intensity (of a star).. (statistics) The smallest member of a batch or sample or the lower bound of a probability distribution.. The lowest limit.. The smallest amount.
min English (eng) Minimum.

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