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The smallest amount or lowest limit.
[L. smallest, least]
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(min'i-mum) plural.minima
Least quantity or lowest limit.
See: threshold
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Q. What is the minimum pregnancy months required for birth? I have heard that people have been giving births at 7th and 6th months of pregnancy, what are the side effects?

A. 24 week. Before that the fetus has no surfactant in his lungs and they’ll collapse right away. He wouldn’t be able to breath and there is no way to keep him alive. after the 24 weeks they can give him steroids that stimulates the excretion of the surfactant to the lungs.

Q. I want to lose minimum 10 kilograms in 2 month. What type of diet, exercise should I choose to achieve it? I have my farewell party after two months and I want to lose minimum 10 kilograms within this period. I don’t want to diet unnecessarily and lose on my health without any knowledge in dieting. I have to make it fast this time as I have already missed two months. What type of diet and exercise should I choose to achieve my desired result?

A. I cannot say much about exercises but you can start with cabbage soup diet before choosing any exercise and diet plan. This is a good and a quick way to lose weight. After a week of cabbage diet you must stop it and follow a balanced diet for a week with cabbage soup diet. You can start your exercise during the mid of this week. By another week you can stop the cabbage diet and carry on with the balanced diet and exercise. I have tried this way and it did help me in losing weight.

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Support to cut off trade relations with Turkey, White Iraqiya BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: A leading member in the White Iraqiya bloc expressed the support of his bloc to the stands calling to cut off trade relations with Turkey, if continued to minimize Iraqi water shares.
Product cooling time strongly dictates the cycle time in EBM, and minimizing the extrudate temperature (just enough to get the parison to form properly) will minimize the cooling time and the load on the cooling system.
He says the best way to control such factors is to design plant flow to eliminate or minimize cross traffic.
The design and construction of the Fourth Precinct will minimize many of these effects LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and can serve as a model for future buildings."
* The defect should be no larger than 2.5 cm, which will help minimize distortion of the surrounding anatomy.
The pieces to be cut are laid out using a nesting program that is the same as that used in sheet metal processing, with nesting performed so as to minimize offal.
When relevant information would be unduly burdensome to produce, as suggested by Category 3, courts will often tailor a discovery order to minimize the burden on the producing party.
If one needs to minimize the metal damage at this point during filling, these aspects of the flow must be investigated closely.
Because this belief motivates doctors to minimize the time and effort they spend influencing the systems they depend on to deliver the highest quality of care--systems that will never live up to their potential without the regular influence of the doctors who use them.