Definition of minorize in US English:

minorize

verb

  • with object Mathematics. Of a function, set element, etc.: to be inferior to, or constitute the lower bound for (a mathematical entity of the same type), according to a particular criterion.

Origin

Early 17th century (in an earlier sense). From minor + -ize.

Pronunciation

minorize

/ˈmʌɪnərʌɪz/