Complete Definition of "minor"

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English

Etymology
From L. #Latin|minor

Pronunciation
IPA|/maɪnÉ/
audio|en-us-minor.ogg|Audio (US)

Homophones
miner
mynah (non-rhotic accents)

Adjective
minor

  1. of little significance or importance.
  2. music: Of a musical scale in which some notes are sounded flat.

Antonyms
major

Translations
trans-top|of little importance
Danish: ubetydelig
Dutch: onbelangrijk
trans-mid
Scots: smaa
trans-bottom

trans-top|musical scale
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Noun
minor

  1. A person who is below the legal age of responsibility or accountability.
  2. A subject area of secondary concentration of a student at a college or university, or the student who has chosen such a secondary concentration.

#* I had so many credit hours of English, it became my minor.
#* I became an English minor.

Antonyms
(Law): adult
major

Translations

Danish: mindreårig (1)
Dutch: minderjarige (1) m|f
Afrikaans: minderjarige (1) m|f
mid
French: mineur (1) m
Spanish: menor (1) m

Verb
en-verb

  1. To choose or have an area of secondary concentration as a student in a college or university.

#* I had so many credit hours of English, I decided to minor in it.


Latin

Adjective
la-adj-comparative|minor|parvus|parvus|minimus|minimus

  1. comparative of parvus; lesser, inferior, smaller.

Antonyms
maior#Latin|mÄior

Verb
la-verb|minor|minor|minari|minÄrÄ«|minatus sum|minÄtus sum

  1. I protrude

Inflection
la-conj-1st-depon|min|minÄt

Category:Latin deponent verbs

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Revision and Credits for"minor"
  • 2007-12-28 08:27 - SemperBlotto - Reverted edits by [[Special:Contributions/84.13.67.92|84.13.67.92]] ([[User_talk:84.13.67.92|Talk]]); changed back to last version by [[User:Frous|Frous]]

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