Meaning of MINOR in English

MINOR

(~s, ~ing, ~ed)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

You use ~ when you want to describe something that is less important, serious, or significant than other things in a group or situation.

She is known in Italy for a number of ~ roles in films...

Western officials say the problem is ~, and should be quickly overcome.

? major

ADJ

2.

A ~ illness or operation is not likely to be dangerous to someone’s life or health.

Sarah had been plagued continually by a series of ~ illnesses...

His mother had to go to the hospital for ~ surgery.

? major

ADJ: usu ADJ n

3.

In European music, a ~ scale is one in which the third note is three semitones higher than the first.

...the unfinished sonata movement in F ~.

? major

ADJ: n ADJ, ADJ n

4.

A ~ is a person who is still legally a child. In Britain and most states in the United States, people are ~s until they reach the age of eighteen.

The approach has virtually ended cigarette sales to ~s.

N-COUNT

5.

At a university or college in the United States, a student’s ~ is a subject that they are studying in addition to their main subject, or major.

? major

N-COUNT: oft poss N

6.

At a university or college in the United States, if a student is, for example, a geology ~, they are studying geology as well as their main subject.

? major

N-COUNT: n N

7.

If a student at a university or college in the United States ~s in a particular subject, they study it in addition to their main subject.

I’m ~ing in computer science.

? major

VERB: V in n

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