Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or process of minimizing; reduction to the lowest terms or proportions. Also spelled minimisation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or process of minimizing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of lowering something to its smallest value or extent
  • noun mathematics The process of finding the minimum value of a function

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of reducing something to the least possible amount or degree or position

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Examples

  • Now, minimization is great, and as I say above, there are solid reasons why intelligence surveillance probably needs to shift some oversight and checks from the front-end to the back-end, relative to Title III criminal wiretapping.

    Minimize Me!

  • Error minimization is the subject; how good is the genetic code at minimizing some error function (cost, objective, or fitness function, or whatever ya wanna call it).

    Chunkdz Comes Out Smokin

  • Error minimization is a critical point in my view and fertile ground for future blogging.

    Chunkdz Comes Out Smokin

  • TOOBIN: There's a process called minimization that the cops are supposed to do.

    CNN Transcript May 27, 2003

  • That can lead them to frequently switch recording devices on and off, a process called "minimization."

    The Seattle Times

  • That can lead them to frequently switch recording devices on and off, a process called "minimization."

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • But raw transcripts would not necessarily have undergone such editing, called "minimization."

    NYT > Home Page

  • That can lead them to frequently switch recording devices on and off, a process called "minimization."

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • But raw transcripts would not necessarily have undergone such editing, called "minimization."

    NYT > Global Home

  • But raw transcripts would not necessarily have undergone such editing, called "minimization."

    NYT > Home Page

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