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Definition of minor adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[usually before noun] not very large, important, or serious a minor road minor injuries to undergo minor surgery youths imprisoned for minor offenses There may be some minor changes to the schedule. Women played a relatively minor role in the organization. opposite major
  2. 2(music) based on a scale in which the third note is a half step higher than the second note the key of C minor compare major
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: minor