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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 just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Stephen Hawking

Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success, it enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent's pressure, and the temporary failures.
Vince Lombardi

A clever man commits no minor blunders.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.
Mignon McLaughlin

Disenchantment, whether it is a minor disappointment or a major shock, is the signal that things are moving into transition in our lives.
William Throsby Bridges
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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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