Perhaps you’re already familiar with Steve Blank’s definition of an MVP:
“A [MVP] is a concise summary of the smaller group of features that allow a product to work autonomously while solving at least the problem it is addressing and demonstrating the value of the product. (Steve Blank)”
Another perspective on this definition could be:
An MVP allows early adopters to have a full experience through your product.
A picture describing how Spotify builds products has been lately making rounds:
Instead of a wheel (incomplete MVP), think about something that will provide customers with a complete experience to move from point A to point B faster than walking. A “skateboard” could be a very simple solution although its use a lot of energy, but it’s a complete experience and it can get your user from A to B faster then walking. Ofcourse it’s cheaper than a car
The idea is to learn as much as possible with minimum effort. The point of an MVP is validation and finding product/market-fit.