from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective having only the absolute minimum necessary; having only the essential components.
- noun the absolute minimum necessary.
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Minimalist; lacking that which is not essential.
- adjective computing Describes a
computersold pre- assembled, but without certain essential components, often a processor, memory, and hard drive.
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- noun (plural) the most basic facts or elements
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The filing was a so-called bare-bones petition where little more was filed by yesterday evening aside from the printed form and a list of creditors and shareholders.
Though the region is rich in oil, southern Sudan has little running water, few paved roads and bare-bones health care.
The shop screams simple, with seven tables, bare-bones décor and nearly naked walls.
There is always an audience for primal, bare-bones rock'n'roll, something for which he had an instinctive feel.
There he provided a bare-bones description of what his team had found in the Tinner records.
A focus on bare-bones, special-effects-free storytelling was at the core of the Dogme 95 group, with director Lars von Trier, in the late 1990s and 2000s.
I would design a somewhat bare-bones health insurance plan.
At its global procurement office in the southern China boomtown of Shenzhen, Walmart makes representatives from surrounding factories sit together in a bare-bones waiting room before they get a chance to negotiate with the retailer's agents.
I start with some bare-bones points that are already set, and I know what the ending needs to look like.
Griffin wound up heading a bare-bones customer support team of people numbered “in the low three figures,” many of them spread around the globe.