Definition of minimization in English:


(British minimisation)

Pronunciation /ˌminəməˈzāSH(ə)n/ /ˌmɪnəməˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/ /ˌminəˌmīˈzāSH(ə)n/ /ˌmɪnəˌmaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/


  • 1The reduction of something, especially something undesirable, to the smallest possible amount or degree.

    ‘more needs to be done to ensure harm minimization when it comes to drugs’
    • ‘the company is committed to the prevention of injury and the minimization of risk’
    1. 1.1The representation or estimation of something at less than its true value or importance.
      • ‘despite his minimization of the situation, this is not a small outbreak’