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Definition of minor:

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

Synonyms:

child, baby bird, foolish, clinical, bairn, unimportant, secondary, sharp, Mickey Mouse, combination, lower, barbarian, articles, pocket-sized, nestling, smalltime, claw, kid, chela, minor-league, tyke, modest, lowly, diminished, pip-squeak, low, small, class, chromatic, underage, churl, pincer, issue, mild, forgivable, incidental, limited, tike, frivolous, antenatal, lesser, boor, broad-spectrum, bionic, lesser, pocket-size, small-scale, petty, correspondence course, nonaged, electric razor, course, antibacterial, squirt, ed., minuscule, less, subaltern, venial, inferior, aseptic, shaver, peasant, major, diatonic, over, insignificant, trivial, imp, electric shaver, crash course, bloodless, tonic, fiddling, belittled, peanut, under, child prodigy, antimalarial, smaller, inconsiderable, fry, clear, second-rate, pocketable, doctoral, kidskin, subordinate, small fry, pardonable, inconsequential, second-class, tiddler, meek, boomerang kid, cherub, flat, apprenticeship, excusable, junior, day school, youngster, nipper, law, mean, humble, concentration.

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