Meaning of minor

Definition of minor

(adj) 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"
lesser in scope or effect; "had minor differences"; "a minor disturbance"
inferior in number or size or amount; "a minor share of the profits"; "Ursa Minor"
(of a scale or mode) having half steps between the second and third degrees, and (usually) the fifth and sixth degrees, and the seventh and eighth degrees; "the minor keys"; "in B flat minor"
not of legal age; "minor children"
of lesser seriousness or danger; "suffered only minor injuries"; "some minor flooding"; "a minor tropical disturbance"
of the younger of two boys with the same family name; "Jones minor"
warranting only temporal punishment; "venial sin"
relatively moderate, limited, or small; "a small business"; "a newspaper with a modest circulation"; "small-scale plans"; "a pocket-size country"
(noun) a young person of either sex; "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngster"
(verb) have as one's secondary field of study; "in collee she minored in mathematics"

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