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Adjective: minor  mI-nu(r)
  1. Of lesser importance, 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"
     
  2. Lesser in scope or effect
    "had minor differences"; "a minor disturbance"
     
  3. Inferior in number, size or amount
    "a minor share of the profits"; "Ursa Minor"
     
  4. (music) of a musical scale in which some notes are sounded flat
    "the minor keys"; "in B flat minor"
     
  5. (law) not of legal age
    "minor children";
    - nonaged, underage
     
  6. Of lesser seriousness or danger
    "suffered only minor injuries"; "some minor flooding"; "a minor tropical disturbance"
     
  7. Of your secondary field of academic concentration or specialization
     
  8. [Brit] Of the younger of two boys with the same family name
    "Jones minor"
     
  9. (theology) warranting only temporal punishment
    "minor sin";
    - venial
     
  10. Limited in size or scope
    "a newspaper with a minor circulation";
    - modest, small, small-scale, pocket-size, pocket-sized
Noun: minor  mI-nu(r)
  1. A young person of either sex
    "she writes books for minors";
    - child, kid, youngster, shaver, nipper, small fry, tiddler [Brit], tike, tyke, fry, nestling, wean [UK, Ireland]
     
  2. (law) someone too young to have full legal responsibility
    - infant
Verb: minor  mI-nu(r)
Usage: N. Amer
  1. (higher education) study as a secondary subject

Sounds like: mind, miinor, miner, m

Derived forms: minored, minors, minoring

See also: insignificant, junior, limited, minority, pardonable, peanut, secondary

Type of: juvenile, juvenile person

Antonym: major

Encyclopedia: Minor, Virginia