from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The reduction in apparent size of objects viewed through a lens or mirror shaped so as to increase the field of view, such as a convex or aspheric mirror or a Fresnel lens
  • n. The removal of white space and unnecessary characters from a web page in order to reduce its size and improve download time

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or result of minifying; reduction in size: opposed to magnification.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Next, we added "minification" to the Javascipt and CSS which reduced the corresponding filesizes by 80% and 33% respectively.

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  • It utilizes multiple techniques to improve performance, including: object and query caching; page caching; HTML, CSS, and javascript minification; gzip compression; CDN Content Distribution Network support; and browser caching via ETags.

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  • * Added options for toggling inline CSS and JS minification to improve minify reliability

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  • Mac, representing him as but little inferior in power of imagination, exaggeration, minification, and downright leasing to the unsurpassable

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  • ScriptWriter 3 supports dynamic external and inline inclusion, runtime minification using the YUI and JSMin libraries, runtime file merging for HTTP request reduction, and flexible grouping and output control for easy implementation of page load performance best practices.


  • Most CMS these days come with the built-in minification functionality that strips white space and comments and allows for a faster browser load time.

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  • Keeping a high content to text ratio, consolidation, minification, and gzipping css and javascript, and minimizing the use of javascript based suckerfish can all improve search engine performance.


  • This can be overriden, but is generally a good idea since it helps you avoid problems caused by minification.

  • As for minification (eliminating whitespace and comments and such), it does indeed help, even when combined with compression.

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  • There are free tools for minification, and they could be built into filters, and probably have been.

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