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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 least /ˈlist/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典


From: Network Terminology

 最少 最低 最小

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Least, conj. See Lest, conj. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Least, adv. In the smallest or lowest degree; in a degree below all others; as, to reward those who least deserve it.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Least a.  [Used as the superlative of little.] Smallest, either in size or degree; shortest; lowest; most unimportant; as, the least insect; the least mercy; the least space.
 Note:Least is often used with the, as if a noun.
    I am the least of the apostles.   --1 Cor. xv. 9.
 At least, or At the least, at the least estimate, consideration, chance, etc.; being no less than; hence, at any rate; at all events; even. See However.
 He who tempts, though in vain, at least asperses
 The tempted with dishonor.   --Milton.
    Upon the mast they saw a young man, at least if he were a man, who sat as on horseback.   --Sir P. Sidney.
 -- In least, or  In the least, in the least degree, manner, etc. “He that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.” --Luke xvi. 10.
 Least squares Math., a method of deducing from a number of carefully made yet slightly discordant observations of a phenomenon the most probable values of the unknown quantities.
 Note: It takes as its fundamental principle that the most probable values are those which make the sum of the squares of the residual errors of the observation a minimum.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: the superlative of `little' that can be used with mass nouns
             and is usually preceded by `the'; a quantifier meaning
             smallest in amount or extent or degree; "didn't care
             the least bit"; "he has the least talent of anyone"
             [syn: least(a)] [ant: most(a)]
      2: minimal in magnitude; "lowest wages"; "the least amount of
         fat allowed"; "the smallest amount" [syn: lowest, smallest]
      3: having or being distinguished by diminutive size; "the least
         bittern" [syn: littlest, smallest]
      adv : used to form the superlative; "The garter snake is the least
            dangerous snake" [syn: to the lowest degree] [ant: most]