Pronunciation: (min'u-mu-list),[key] —n. 1. a person who favors a moderate approach to the achievement of a set of goals or who holds minimal expectations for the success of a program.
2. a practitioner of minimalism in music or art.
—adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of minimalism.
2. being or offering no more than what is required or essential: a minimalist program for tax reform.