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Minor 1Definition: Inferior in bulk, degree, importance,
smaller; of little account; as, minor
divisions of a body.
Minor 2Definition: Less by a semitone in interval or difference of pitch; as, a minor third.
Minor 3Definition: A person of either sex who has not attained the age at which full civil
rights are accorded; an infant; in
England and the United
States, one under
twenty-one years of age.
Minor 4Definition: The minor term, that is, the subject of the conclusion; also, the minor premise, that is, that premise which
contains the minor term; in hypothetical
syllogisms, the categorical premise. It is the second proposition of a regular syllogism, as in the
following: Every act of injustice
partakes of meanness; to take money from another by gaming is an act of injustice; therefore, the taking of money from another by gaming
partakes of meanness.
Minor 5Definition: A Minorite; a Franciscan friar.
minor 6Definition: a young person of either sex; "she
writes books for children";
kids"; "`tiddler'' is a British term for
minor 7Definition: limited in size or scope; "a small business"; "a newspaper with a modest circulation";
"small-scale plans"; "a
minor 8Definition: inferior in number or size or amount; "a minor share of the profits"; "Ursa Minor"
minor 9Definition: lesser in scope or effect; "had minor
differences"; "a minor disturbance"
minor 10Definition: not of legal age; "minor children"
minor 11Definition: of a scale or mode; "the minor
keys"; "in B flat minor"
minor 12Definition: of your secondary field of academic concentration or specialization
minor 13Definition: of lesser importance or stature or rank; "a minor poet"; "had a minor part in the play"; "a minor official"; "many of these hardy
adventurers were minor noblemen"; "minor back roads"
minor 14Definition: of lesser seriousness or danger; "suffered only minor injuries"; "some minor flooding"; "a minor tropical disturbance"
minor 15Definition: warranting only temporal punishment; "venial sin"