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Dictionary definition for: Minor

1. (n) a young person of either sex; "she writes books for children" "they''re just kids" "tiddler" is a British term for youngsters"

2. (a) 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"

3. (a) lesser in scope or effect; "had minor differences" "a minor disturbance"

4. (a) inferior in number or size or amount; "a minor share of the profits" "Ursa Minor"

5. (a) of a scale or mode; "the minor keys" "in B flat minor"

6. (a) not of legal age; "minor children"

7. (a) of lesser seriousness or danger; "suffered only minor injuries" "some minor flooding" "a minor tropical disturbance"

8. (a) of your secondary field of academic concentration or specialization

9. (s) warranting only temporal punishment; "venial sin"

10. (s) limited in size or scope; "a small business" "a newspaper with a modest circulation" "small-scale plans" "a pocket-size country"

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