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minor

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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minormi‧nor1 /ˈmaɪnə $ -ər/ ●●● S2 W2 AWL adjective 🔊 🔊 1 UNIMPORTANTsmall and not very important or serious, especially when compared with other things opp major 🔊 We have made some minor changes to the program. 🔊 a relatively minor error 🔊 a minor road 🔊 They played only a minor role in local government.minor injury/illness/operation etc (=one that is not very serious or dangerous) 🔊 He escaped with only minor injuries.see thesaurus at small, unimportant2 APMbased on a particular type of musical scale 🔊 Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 in D minor 🔊 a minor key
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minora symphony in D minorMost of the problems have been very minor.Kennedy might call up a minor bureaucrat to check on a detail.The Kansas senator indicated a willingness to make minor changes in the anti-abortion plank in the Republican platform.With one or two minor changes, the course is the same as last year.Two car windows were broken and minor damage was done to some shops.It is thought to have exploded on Saturday night or Sunday morning and caused minor damage.The contract seems fine, except for a few minor details.She suffered some minor injuries in the accident.She fell off her horse, but suffered only minor injuries.Black convicts were rounded up for minor offenses and forced to work.We've had a few minor problems with the new computer system.We are, after all, always talking about minor quantitative changes in an existing embryonic process.Unfortunately, Graham has a minor shortcoming when it comes to cracks - he can't jam; but he can layback!Williams suffered a minor stroke.a minor traffic violationAlso the main passage is a minor water course, but in rain like this it tends to swell.minor injury/illness/operation etcOne lane of the motorway was closed and a driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries.The driver of the tractor-trailer rig suffered minor injuries.Forty-nine people were treated for minor injuries at two hospitals in Olympia.The 17-year-old suffered only minor injuries despite the Vauxhall Cavalier car being extensively damaged.Stanton, 69, suffered minor injuries to his face and head but did not require hospital treatment.By fall the disease, first thought a minor illness, was an epidemic.
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minorminor2 ●○○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 lawSSC someone who is below the age at which they become legally responsible for their actions 🔊 This film contains material unsuitable for minors.see thesaurus at child2 American EnglishSEC the second main subject that you study at university for your degree opp major 🔊 I’m taking history as my minor.3 the minors
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minorThomas pleaded guilty to buying alcohol for a minor.And in Minnesota, the proportion of second-trimester abortions among minors increased by 18 percent following enactment of parental notification law.Or have we moved from minor to major?Major minor was sent off in a school soccer match.They were, however, still minors.He came up from the minors, directing martial-arts movies.Although they've ended up at the same spot in their careers, they progressed through the minors at different rates.Stores are forbidden to sell alcohol and cigarettes to minors."What's your minor?" "History."
minorminor3 verb 🔊 🔊 minor in something→ See Verb tableFrom Longman Business Dictionaryminormi‧nor1 /ˈmaɪnə-ər/ noun [countable] LAW someone who is below the age at which they become legally responsible for their actionsThe bank does not normally lend to minors.minorminor2 adjective small or relatively unimportantThe cost of the bid will have only a minor impact on full-year results.minor currencies
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Verb table
minor
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyminor
he, she, itminors
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyminored
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave minored
he, she, ithas minored
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad minored
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill minor
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have minored
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam minoring
he, she, itis minoring
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you, we, theyare minoring
Past
I, he, she, itwas minoring
you, we, theywere minoring
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been minoring
he, she, ithas been minoring
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been minoring
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be minoring
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been minoring
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