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Minor meaning

minor - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. not of legal age; " minor children"
  2. 2. of a scale or mode; " the minor keys"; " in B flat minor"
  3. 3. warranting only temporal punishment; " venial sin"
  4. 4. Inferior in bulk, degree, importance, etc.; less; smaller; of little account; as, minor divisions of a body.
  5. 5. Less by a semitone in interval or difference of pitch; as, a minor third.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. A Minorite; a Franciscan friar.
  8. 8. In most states, any person under 18 years of age. All minors must be under the care of a competent adult ( parent or guardian) unless they are " emancipated"-- in the military, married or living independently with court permission. Property left to a minor must be handled by an adult until the minor becomes an adult under the laws of the state where he or she lives.
  9. 9. A person under age.
  10. 10. Less; inferior.

minor - examples of usage

  1. But no doubt one or two minor circumstances had so affected his imagination that he saw a very strong likeness where only a very slight one existed. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  2. And now he perceived minor differences. - "The Sins of Séverac Bablon", Sax Rohmer.
  3. For these last three days we had travelled with this minor channel, to the westward of north- west; in which direction I had, therefore, good reason to expect that we should soon find mountains. - "Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia In Search of a Route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria (1848) by Lt. Col. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell Kt. D.C.L. (1792-1855) Surveyor-General of New South Wales", Thomas Mitchell.
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