- Minimize is defined as to reduce, decrease or lessen to the smallest possible amount.
An example of minimize is for medication to reduce pain.
minimize definition by Webster's New World
minimize definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb min·i·mized, min·i·miz·ing, min·i·miz·es
- a. To reduce to the smallest possible amount, extent, size, or degree.b. Usage Problem To reduce. See Usage Note at minimal.
- To represent as having the least degree of importance, value, or size: minimized the magnitude of the crisis. See Synonyms at decry.
Origin: From minimum.
- minˌi·mi·zaˈtion noun
- minˈi·mizˌer noun
minimize - Computer Definition
A feature of a graphics-based operating system that hides the application currently on screen. To show the app is still open, an icon representing the program is placed on the Taskbar in Windows or the Dock in the Mac. Clicking the Taskbar or Dock icon restores the application to its previous size and location on screen. Contrast with maximize. See Win Minimize windows.