Meaning of MINOR in English


noun a minorite; a franciscan friar.

2. minor ·adj less by a semitone in interval or difference of pitch; as, a minor third.

3. minor ·adj inferior in bulk, degree, importance, ·etc.; less; smaller; of little account; as, minor divisions of a body.

4. minor ·noun 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.

5. minor ·noun 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.

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