• WordNet 3.6
    • n minimalism an art movement in sculpture and painting that began in the 1950s and emphasized extreme simplification of form and color
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  • Hilton Kramer
    Hilton Kramer
    “The more minimal the art, the more maximum the explanation.”


In literature:

He was apparently engaged in making sure that not one minim of this most costly liquor was wasted.
"The Nebuly Coat" by John Meade Falkner
Nevertheless we must not too much minimize the real merit of those who sought the destruction of slavery.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920" by Various
Livy's words, "iam ante hostiis humanis, minime Romano sacro, imbutum," agree with this.
"The Religious Experience of the Roman People" by W. Warde Fowler
Undoubtedly there will be a disturbance, but it must not be one of pure loss; it must be minimized.
"The Conquest of Bread" by Peter Kropotkin
We should not delude ourselves into minimizing the dangerous possibilities of the present situation.
"The New World of Islam" by Lothrop Stoddard
He has held to the old simplicity, which minimized detail and exalted the subject.
"American Men of Mind" by Burton E. Stevenson
But as this was a warship, carrying little besides live ballast, such a defect would be minimized.
"All Afloat" by William Wood
Never mind about time, blow each note as if it were a minim, giving a breath to each.
"The Queen's Scarlet" by George Manville Fenn
Darwin never slurs over a difficulty nor minimizes it.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 11" by Various
Fat meats and other forms of fat are the most heating of all foods and may be minimized in summer.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague

In news:

He combined his love of minimalism and high-quality materials in the ocean-view, 6,000-square-foot home.
Minimizing Your School's Risk of Exposure: Understanding Your Three-Year Cohort Rate.
The C 42 U five-axis machining center is available with a mineral cast base to minimize thermal conductivity and vibration.
Five-Axis Machining Center Minimizes Thermal Conductivity .
Advanced technology delivers safe, gentle and non-invasive skin rejuvenation with minimal downtime.
There was minimal doubt President Obama would keep Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner at his post.
The "Oops" Command: Minimizing Object Deletion Damage.
The false ads are inspired by a man with a long history of minimizing the struggles of the poor.
A minimally-invasive device made by a Cleveland-area company is set for clinical testing to determine if it can provide long-term relief for post-amputation pain.'s search engine market share is minimal at best, but the company keeps on plugging away in application development to keep from being extinguished by Google, Yahoo and Microsoft.
Be thankful health risk is minimized .
The high-volume road is planned for an area where the county engineer wants to minimize tire noise.
How to Minimize Warm Weather Facility Odors.
The feisty actress and freshly minted New Yorker Rinko Kikuchi works the season's new minimalism.
They have advanced surgical training, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques.

In science:

This shows Σ′ 1 is minimizing H -hypersurface, and similarly 2 is also minimizing H -hypersurface.
Minimizing Constant Mean Curvature Hypersurfaces in Hyperbolic Space
Then either there exists a unique minimizing H -hypersurface Σ in Hn+1 asymptotic to Γ, or there are two canonical disjoint extremal minimizing H -hypersurfaces Σ+ and Σ− in Hn+1 asymptotic to Γ.
Minimizing Constant Mean Curvature Hypersurfaces in Hyperbolic Space
Clearly, degenerate neighborhood Nt means Γt bounds a unique minimizing H -hypersurface, and nondegenerate neighborhood Ns means that Γs bounds more than one minimizing H -hypersurfaces.
Minimizing Constant Mean Curvature Hypersurfaces in Hyperbolic Space
Suppose that G above is a minimal Gr ¨obner basis and that bin(v1) is minimal in the facet preorder.
Truncated Groebner fans and lattice ideals
The great impact that Moore-Penrose inverses have in science is due to the fact that they solve a least squares problems, namely, B † c is the unique vector in H with minimal norm among those which minimize kBx − ck.
Weighted generalized inverses, oblique projections and least squares problems