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1lesser in importance, seriousness, or significance:minor alterations 2 Music (of a scale) having intervals of a semitone between the second and third degrees, and (usually) the fifth and sixth, and the seventh and eighth. Contrasted with major. (of an interval) characteristic of a minor scale and less by a semitone than the equivalent major interval. Compare with diminished. [usually postpositive] (of a key or mode) based on a minor scale, tending to produce a sad or pensive effect:Concerto in A minor 3 Logic (of a term) occurring as the subject of the conclusion of a categorical syllogism. (of a premise) containing the minor term in a categorical syllogism.
1a person under the age of full legal responsibility. 2 Music a minor key, interval, or scale.
) Bell-ringing a system of change-ringing using six bells.
) North American the minor leagues in a particular professional sport, especially baseball:he’s been pitching in the minors for six years
4North American a college student’s subsidiary subject or area of concentration:a minor in American Indian studies 5 Logic a minor term or premise.
verb [no object] (minor in) North American
study or qualify in as a subsidiary subject at college or university.