Adjective Definition

minor

1.Definition: (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"


2.Definition: inferior in number or size or amount

"A minor share of the profits", "Ursa Minor"


3.Definition: lesser in scope or effect

"Had minor differences", "A minor disturbance"


4.Definition: not of legal age

"Minor children"

Related Adjective(s):nonaged, underage


5.Definition: 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"


6.Definition: of lesser seriousness or danger

"Suffered only minor injuries", "Some minor flooding", "A minor tropical disturbance"


7.Definition: of the younger of two boys with the same family name

"Jones minor"


8.Definition: of your secondary field of academic concentration or specialization


9.Definition: relatively moderate, limited, or small

Related Adjective(s):modest, small


10.Definition: warranting only temporal punishment

Related Adjective(s):venial




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