Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts


1) a small amount or quantity of sth
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    • minimal effort/preparation/impact
  • Analysis
    Something which is minimal is the least amount possible. The adjective' minimal' means the minimum amount of something. "A minimal dose of medicine" for example. In art, architecture or design 'minimal' refers to something simplistic without decoration or unnecessary parts.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. The student failed his exam because he had put in minimal effort.
    2. The amount of preparation done for the party was minimal.
    3. Surprisingly, the news report had a minimal impact on the Politician's campaign.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Our system will help you achieve results with minimal effort and resources.
    2. Customers prefer minimal design features that are functional rather than decorative.
    3. We don't have much time before this meeting so our preparation will be minimal.
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