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minimum

Pronunciation: /ˈmɪnəməm; ˈmɪnɪməm/

Translation of minimum in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • mínimo (masculine) he always does the absolute minimum siempre sigue la ley del menor or mínimo esfuerzo with a o the minimum of effort con el mínimo esfuerzo to reduce sth to a minimum reducir* algo al mínimo direct interference should be kept to a minimum debe procurarse que la interferencia directa sea mínima
    Example sentences
    • The person also must be fully insured and must agree after training to work as a childminder for at least the minimum of two years.
    • Food is kept as fresh and natural as possible with the minimum of intervention in the cooking.
    • The work, however, needs to be done and we are doing everything we can to make sure that it is done as quickly as possible with the minimum of inconvenience.

adjective/adjetivo

  • (before noun/delante del nombre) mínimo minimum lending rate (in UK) [Finance][ tipo de interés mínimo establecido por el banco central ]

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