Minor is defined as something that is smaller or less important.(adjective)
An example of something minor is a cut that isn’t deep.
The definition of a minor is someone young who has not acquired all of their legal rights.(noun)
An example of a minor is someone who is not yet 21 years old and can’t purchase alcohol.
Minor means your secondary educational focus during college.(noun)
An example of a minor is when you’re studying philosophy but are also studying physics.
See minor in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME menour < L minor < IE *minu-, small < base *mei-, to lessen > Gr meiōn, less, ON minni, smaller
See minor in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Latin; see mei-2 in Indo-European roots.
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