minor

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /maɪnə/
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Homophones[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
minor

Comparative
more minor

Superlative
most minor

  1. Not important.
  2. (music) A minor musical scale is a scale that starts two notes before the major scale. Music in a minor scale often sounds sad.
    That music could be A minor or C major.

Antonyms[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
minor

Plural
minors

  1. A minor is a person who is younger than the legal age of majority; a child.
    In Indiana, a person younger than 18 years old is considered a minor.
  2. A minor is a subject area that is not the main study of a student at a college or university, but is their second most important focus.
    I had so many credit hours of English, it became my minor.

Antonyms[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
minor

Third-person singular
minors

Past tense
minored

Past participle
minored

Present participle
minoring

  1. Minor means to minor in a subject at a college or university.
    I had so many credit hours of English that I decided to minor in it.