Associations to the word «Minor»


MINOR, adjective. Of little significance or importance.
MINOR, adjective. (music) Of a scale which has lowered scale degrees three, six, and seven relative to major, but with the sixth and seventh not always lowered
MINOR, adjective. (music) being the smaller of the two intervals denoted by the same ordinal number
MINOR, noun. A person who is below the legal age of majority, consent, criminal responsibility or other adult responsibilities and accountabilities.
MINOR, noun. A subject area of secondary concentration of a student at a college or university, or the student who has chosen such a secondary concentration.
MINOR, noun. (mathematics) determinant of a square submatrix
MINOR, verb. To choose or have an area of secondary concentration as a student in a college or university.
MINOR, proper noun. A surname​.
MINOR ARCANA, noun. The 56 numbered cards in a tarot deck.
MINOR AXIS, noun. The axis of an ellipse that is perpendicular to the major axis at a point equidistant from the foci.
MINOR CELEBRITY, noun. A famous person of little significance or importance.
MINOR CHORD, noun. (music) Any musical chord which has a minor third, as opposed to a major third, above its root, especially a minor triad.
MINOR DIAMETER, noun. The innermost diameter of a cylindrical, circular, or helical feature, such as a screw thread, gear teeth, etc.
MINOR FEAST, proper noun. Eid al-Fitr
MINOR INTERVAL, noun. (music) an interval that is either a minor second, minor third, minor sixth, or a minor seventh
MINOR INTERVALS, noun. Plural of minor interval
MINOR KEY, noun. (music) A musical key based upon a minor scale.
MINOR KEYS, noun. Plural of minor key
MINOR LEAGUE, noun. An association of sports teams that plays at a level below the major leagues of a sport.
MINOR LEAGUE, adjective. Having a quality less than the best possible.
MINOR LEAGUES, noun. Plural of minor league
MINOR NINTH, noun. (music) A musical interval of the Western twelve-semitone system consisting of thirteen semitones and spanning eight degrees of the diatonic scale. It is one semitone narrower than a major ninth and enharmonically equivalent to an augmented octave.
MINOR NINTHS, noun. Plural of minor ninth
MINOR PLANET, noun. (astronomy) An astronomical object in direct orbit around the Sun that is not a planet or a comet.
MINOR PLANETS, noun. Plural of minor planet
MINOR PREMISE, noun. (logic) In a categorical syllogism, the premise whose terms are the syllogism's minor term and middle term.
MINOR PREMISES, noun. Plural of minor premise
MINOR PROPHET, noun. Any of the twelve prophetic books at the end of the Old Testament.
MINOR PROPHETS, noun. Plural of minor prophet
MINOR SCALE, noun. (music) A diatonic scale based upon a relative major scale by changing its tonic note by three semitones.
MINOR SECOND, noun. (music) an interval that is equivalent to one half step
MINOR SECONDS, noun. Plural of minor second
MINOR SEVENTH, noun. (music) A musical interval of the Western twelve-semitone system consisting of ten semitones and spanning seven degrees of the diatonic scale. It is one semitone narrower than a major seventh and enharmonically equivalent to an augmented sixth.
MINOR SEVENTH CHORD, noun. (music) a chord with the bass note, the minor third, perfect fifth, and the minor seventh above it
MINOR SEVENTH CHORDS, noun. Plural of minor seventh chord
MINOR SEVENTHS, noun. Plural of minor seventh
MINOR SIXTH, noun. (music) A musical interval of the Western twelve-semitone system consisting of eight semitones and spanning six degrees of the diatonic scale. It is one semitone narrower than a major sixth and enharmonically equivalent to an augmented fifth.
MINOR SIXTHS, noun. Plural of minor sixth
MINOR SUIT, noun. (bridge) Either of the suits of diamonds (♦) and clubs (♣), which rank lower than the major suits (spades and hearts).
MINOR THIRD, noun. A musical interval that spans two degrees of diatonic scale.
MINOR THIRDS, noun. Plural of minor third
MINOR TRIAD, noun. (music) a triad with a minor third between the bottom note and the middle note and a major third between the middle note and the top note
MINOR TRIADS, noun. Plural of minor triad

Dictionary definition

MINOR, noun. A young person of either sex; "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngster".
MINOR, adjective. 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".
MINOR, adjective. Lesser in scope or effect; "had minor differences"; "a minor disturbance".
MINOR, adjective. Inferior in number or size or amount; "a minor share of the profits"; "Ursa Minor".
MINOR, adjective. Of a scale or mode; "the minor keys"; "in B flat minor".
MINOR, adjective. Not of legal age; "minor children".
MINOR, adjective. Of lesser seriousness or danger; "suffered only minor injuries"; "some minor flooding"; "a minor tropical disturbance".
MINOR, adjective. Of your secondary field of academic concentration or specialization.
MINOR, adjective. Of the younger of two boys with the same family name; "Jones minor".
MINOR, adjective. Warranting only temporal punishment; "venial sin".
MINOR, adjective. 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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