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minor
'minor' - used as an adjective
1. 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
2. lesser in scope or effect
had minor differences
a minor disturbance
3. inferior in number or size or amount
a minor share of the profits
Ursa Minor
4. of a scale or mode
the minor keys
in B flat minor
5. not of legal age
minor children
6. of lesser seriousness or danger
suffered only minor injuries
some minor flooding
a minor tropical disturbance
7. of your secondary field of academic concentration or specialization
8. of the younger of two boys with the same family name
Jones minor
9. warranting only temporal punishment
10. limited in size or scope

'minor' - used as a noun
11. a young person of either sex
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