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What does "Minor" mean?


(a.) Inferior in bulk, degree, importance, etc.; less; smaller; of little account; as, minor divisions of a body (a.) Less by a semitone in interval or difference of pitch; as, a minor third (n.) A Minorite; a Franciscan friar (n.) 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 (n.) 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

Synonyms modest, small, kid, little, child, limited, fry, venial, insignificant, secondary, peanut, youngster, tyke, nipper, underage, shaver, tike, tiddler, nestling, small fry, small-scale, nonaged, pardonable

Example: "A minor share of the profits" Example: "Had minor differences" Example: "Minor children" Example: "The minor keys" Example: "A minor poet" Example: "Suffered only minor injuries"

Word Family minorities, minority, minors