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Definition of Minor

Minor

  1. Inferior in bulk, degree, importance, etc.; less; smaller; of little account; as, minor divisions of a body.
  2. Less by a semitone in interval or difference of pitch; as, a minor third.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. A Minorite; a Franciscan friar.

Minor Quotations

We are minor in everything but our passions. - Elizabeth Bowen
We are minor in everything but our passions.
Elizabeth Bowen

For many people, commuting is the worst part of the day, and policies that can make commuting shorter and more convenient would be a straightforward way to reduce minor but widespread suffering.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

I have been a frequent air traveler since I was a few months shy of my sixth birthday, when my parents packed me off to boarding school two plane rides away from home. Those days of being willingly handed from air hostess to air hostess as an 'unaccompanied minor' made me blase about the rigors of air travel.
Shashi Tharoor

You know, I was once named Minor League Player of the Year... unfortunately, I had been in the majors for two years at the time.
Bob Uecker

I enjoy racing historic motorcars from the '50s and '60s. The seed of my interest was planted when I was about 12 years old and took over my mother's Morris Minor. I drove it around my father's farm. But my favorite car is still a McLaren F1, which I have had for 10 years.
Rowan Atkinson
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Minor Translations

minor in French is insignifiant, petiot, mineur
minor in Italian is insignificante
minor in Spanish is menor
minor in Swedish is moll, mindre
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