minimum etymology

English word minimum comes from Latin minimus (Least, smallest.)

Detailed word origin of minimum

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
minimus Latin (lat) Least, smallest.
minimum Latin (lat)
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.

Words with the same origin as minimum

Descendants of minimus
min minimal