from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To make smaller or less significant; reduce.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To make little or less; make small or smaller; lessen; diminish.
- To make of less value or importance; treat as of slight worth; slight; depreciate.
- In both senses opposed to magnify.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To make small, or smaller; to diminish the apparent dimensions of; to lessen.
- transitive verb To degrade by speech or action.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb To
- verb To reduce in apparent size, as for example 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
- verb computing To
remove white spaceand unnecessary charactersfrom a web pagein order to reduce its size and improve downloadtime
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- verb make smaller
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
* Added options to specify minify group policies per template
* Added options for toggling inline CSS and JS minification to improve minify reliability
* Added additional file download fallback methods for minify
* Fixed minify bug with rewriting of url URI in CSS
This doesn't quite solve the problem of online piracy--or much else--though offering legal, properly policed alternatives can sometimes minify wrongdoing.
I here hesitate before a little adventure which I would not make too much of nor yet minify: it seems to me so gentle and winning.
Disposition has also its concave and convex lenses, which magnify some things and minify others.
Local caste, prejudice, interest, and bias warp us and minify our usefulness.
We do not question nor minify their great duty and destiny in America.
Why does the world minify our intelligence by depreciating our favorite article of diet, and express the ultimate extreme of mental pauperism by saying of him on whose intellect they would heap contempt, "He doesn't know beans"?