meaning of minor

1. Inferior in bulk, degree, importance, etc. ; less; smaller; of little account; as, minor divisions of a body.
Less by a semitone in interval or difference of pitch; as, a minor third.
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.
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.
A Minorite; a Franciscan friar.
a young person of either sex; "she writes books for children"; "theyre just kids"; "`tiddler is a British term for ">youngsters"

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