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Minimal vs. Minimalist

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Minimaladjective

The smallest possible amount, quantity, or degree.

Minimalistadjective

Believing in or seeking a minimal state; seeking to minimize or reduce to a minimum.

‘I am sure such a minimalist style of furniture would never fit well with my packrat nature.’;

Minimaladjective

(arts) characterised by the use of simple form or structures.

Minimalistnoun

One who believes in or seeks a minimal state; one who seeks to minimize or reduce to a minimum.

‘He's a minimalist: when it comes to formal processes, the fewer the better.’;

Minimaladjective

(music) characterised by the repetition and gradual alteration of short phrases.

Minimalistnoun

a conservative who advocates only minor reforms in government or politics

Minimaladjective

Of, pertaining to, or having a character of, a minim or minimum; least; smallest; as, a minimal amount or value.

Minimalistnoun

a practitioner or advocate of artistic minimalism

Minimaladjective

the least possible;

‘needed to enforce minimal standards’; ‘her grades were minimal’; ‘minimum wage’; ‘a minimal charge for the service’;

Minimalistadjective

of or relating to artistic minimalism

Minimaladjective

of a minimum amount, quantity, or degree; negligible

‘the aircraft suffered minimal damage’; ‘production costs are minimal’;

Minimalistadjective

advocating minimal reforms (as in government or politics)

Minimaladjective

characterized by the use of simple forms or structures, especially geometric or massive ones.

Minimaladjective

characterized by simplicity and lack of adornment or decoration

‘minimal, simple evening dresses in luxurious fabrics’;

Minimaladjective

characterized by the repetition and gradual alteration of short phrases.

Minimaladjective

(of a pair of forms) distinguished by only one feature

‘‘p’ and ‘b’ are a minimal pair, distinguished by the feature of voicing’;

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