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    minor - Dictionary definition and meaning for word minor

    Definition
    (noun) a young person of either sex
    Synonyms : child , fry , kid , nestling , nipper , shaver , small fry , tiddler , tike , tyke , youngster
    Example Sentence
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
    Definition
    (adj) of lesser importance or stature or rank
    Example Sentence
    • a minor poet
    • had a minor part in the play
    • a minor official
    • many of these hardy adventurers were minor noblemen
    • minor back roads
    Definition
    (adj) lesser in scope or effect
    Example Sentence
    • had minor differences
    • a minor disturbance
    Definition
    (adj) inferior in number or size or amount
    Example Sentence
    • a minor share of the profits
    • Ursa Minor
    Definition
    (adj) of a scale or mode
    Example Sentence
    • the minor keys
    • in B flat minor
    Definition
    (adj) not of legal age
    Synonyms : nonaged , underage
    Example Sentence
    • minor children
    Definition
    (adj) of lesser seriousness or danger
    Example Sentence
    • suffered only minor injuries
    • some minor flooding
    • a minor tropical disturbance
    Definition
    (adj) of your secondary field of academic concentration or specialization Definition
    (adj) of the younger of two boys with the same family name
    Example Sentence
    • Jones minor
    Definition
    (adj) warranting only temporal punishment
    Synonyms : venial
    Example Sentence
    • venial sin
    Definition
    (adj) limited in size or scope
    Example Sentence
    • a small business
    • a newspaper with a modest circulation
    • small-scale plans
    • a pocket-size country
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