from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who advocates a moderate or conservative approach, action, or policy, as in a political or governmental organization.
  • n. A practitioner of minimalism.
  • adj. Of, relating to, characteristic of, or in the style of minimalism.
  • adj. Being or providing a bare minimum of what is necessary.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Believing in or seeking a minimal state; seeking to minimize or reduce to a minimum.
  • n. One who believes in or seeks a minimal state; one who seeks to minimize or reduce to a minimum.

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

  • adj. advocating minimal reforms (as in government or politics)
  • n. a conservative who advocates only minor reforms in government or politics
  • adj. of or relating to artistic minimalism
  • n. a practitioner or advocate of artistic minimalism


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