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minimum wage Syllabification: min·i·mum wage
Pronunciation: /ˈˌminiməm ˈˌwāj/

Definition of minimum wage in English:


The lowest wage permitted by law or by a special agreement (such as one with a labor union).
Example sentences
  • Like the minimum wage, the national agreement may put a floor under wage increases, but nothing more.
  • It relates to past workers who in the past had qualified for the national minimum wage.
  • The agreement raises starting minimum wages by a paltry 35 cents, to $6.70 an hour.
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