mi´nor   Pronunciation: mī´nẽr
1.Inferior in bulk, degree, importance, etc.; less; smaller; of little account; as, minor divisions of a body.
2.(Mus.) Less by a semitone in interval or difference of pitch; as, a minor third.
Asia Minor
(Geog.) the Lesser Asia; that part of Asia which lies between the Euxine, or Black Sea, on the north, and the Mediterranean on the south.
Minor mode
(Mus.) that mode, or scale, in which the third and sixth are minor, - much used for mournful and solemn subjects.
Minor orders
(Eccl.) the rank of persons employed in ecclesiastical offices who are not in holy orders, as doorkeepers, acolytes, etc.
n.1.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.
2.(Logic) 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.
3.A Minorite; a Franciscan friar.
Noun1.minorminor - a young person of either sex; "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngsters"
Adj.1.minor - of lesser importance or 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"
major - of greater importance or stature or rank; "a major artist"; "a major role"; "major highways"
2.minor - lesser in scope or effect; "had minor differences"; "a minor disturbance"
major - greater in scope or effect; "a major contribution"; "a major improvement"; "a major break with tradition"; "a major misunderstanding"
3.minor - inferior in number or size or amount; "a minor share of the profits"; "Ursa Minor"
major - greater in number or size or amount; "a major portion (a majority) of the population"; "Ursa Major"; "a major portion of the winnings"
4.minor - of a scale or mode; "the minor keys"; "in B flat minor"
major - of a scale or mode; "major scales"; "the key of D major"
5.minor - not of legal age; "minor children"
Synonyms: nonaged, underage
major - of full legal age; "major children"
6.minor - of lesser seriousness or danger; "suffered only minor injuries"; "some minor flooding"; "a minor tropical disturbance"
major - of greater seriousness or danger; "a major earthquake"; "a major hurricane"; "a major illness"
7.minor - of your secondary field of academic concentration or specialization
major - of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes; "his major field was mathematics"
8.minor - of the younger of two boys with the same family name; "Jones minor"
9.minor - warranting only temporal punishment; "venial sin"
Synonyms: venial
10.minor - limited in size or scope; "a small business"; "a newspaper with a modest circulation"; "small-scale plans"; "a pocket-size country"

MINOR, persons. One under the age of twenty-one years, while in a state of infancy; one who has not attained the age of a major. The terms major and minor, are more particularly used in the civil law. The common law terms are adult and infant. See Infant.

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