Definitions: (adjective) When something is minimal, it is very small or small enough to not be important.
Examples: (adjective) This government is very similar to the old one, so changes will be minimal. (adjective) We had a minimal amount of rain yesterday, so we still need to water the plants.
Synonyms: adjectives: slightest, minimum, basic.
Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 9 A