# Min

**Min** may refer to any of the following:

1. Short for **minimum**, **min** is a formula function used in Microsoft Excel and other spreadsheet programs to find the minimum value in a range of cells. For example, the formula below finds the minimum value in cells A1 through A10. If these cells had the values 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10, the result would return "1." This result would occur because 1 is the smallest, or *minimum,* value in all of the cells.

=min(a1:a10)

If you wanted to get the maximum instead of the minimum, you would use the max function. To get an average, you would use the average function.

2. **Min** may also be short for minimize.

3. With Adobe Photoshop, **Minimum** is a filter. See our Photoshop Minimum page for further information and examples.

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