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minoradjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈmɑɪ·nər/

minor adjective [not gradable] (UNIMPORTANT)

not great in size or importance: She suffered minor injuries in the accident. Waiting another half hour was only a minor inconvenience.

minor adjective [not gradable] (MUSIC)

music based on a scale (= series of musical notes) in which there is a whole step (= sound difference) between each note except between the second and third notes and between the fifth and sixth notes: a minor scale a minor chord

minornoun [C]

 us   /ˈmɑɪ·nər/

minor noun [C] (YOUNG PERSON)

a person under the age at which he or she legally becomes an adult

minor noun [C] (SPECIAL SUBJECT)

the second most important subject that a college student is studying: I’m taking two courses in my minor, chemistry.
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