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Minor vs Minimally - What's the difference?

minor | minimally |

As a proper noun minor

is .

As an adverb minimally is

in a minimal way, in the least manner.



Alternative forms

* minour (obsolete)


(en adjective)
  • Of little significance or importance.
  • The physical appearance of a candidate is a minor factor in recruitment.
  • *
  • There is now such an immense "microliterature" on hepatics that, beyond a certain point I have given up trying to integrate (and evaluate) every minor paper published—especially narrowly floristic papers.
  • (music) Of a scale which has lowered scale degrees three, six, and seven relative to major, but with the sixth and seventh not always lowered
  • a minor scale.
  • (music) being the smaller of the two intervals denoted by the same ordinal number
  • Synonyms

    * See also * See also


    * major


    (en noun)
  • A person who is below the legal age of majority, consent, criminal responsibility or other adult responsibilities and accountabilities.
  • It is illegal to sell weapons to minors under the age of eighteen.
  • A subject area of secondary concentration of a student at a college or university, or the student who has chosen such a secondary concentration.
  • * I had so many credit hours of English, it became my minor .
  • * I became an English minor .
  • (mathematics) determinant of a square submatrix
  • Antonyms

    * (law) adult * major


    (en verb)
  • To choose or have an area of secondary concentration as a student in a college or university.
  • * I had so many credit hours of English, I decided to minor in it.
  • Anagrams





  • In a minimal way, in the least manner.