Definition of minor verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

minor

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈmaɪnə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmaɪnər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they minor
BrE BrE//ˈmaɪnə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmaɪnər//
 
he / she / it minors
BrE BrE//ˈmaɪnəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmaɪnərz//
 
past simple minored
BrE BrE//ˈmaɪnəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmaɪnərd//
 
past participle minored
BrE BrE//ˈmaɪnəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmaɪnərd//
 
-ing form minoring
BrE BrE//ˈmaɪnərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmaɪnərɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin Middle English: from Latin, ‘smaller, less’; related to minuere ‘lessen’. The term originally denoted a Franciscan friar, suggested by the Latin name Fratres Minores (‘Lesser Brethren’), chosen by St Francis for the order. Phrasal Verbsminor in something
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: minor