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adjective     minor pronunciation in British English
/ˈmaɪnə(r)/
  1. 1
    not very important in comparison with people or things of the same type

    Some minor changes may be necessary.

    James has a string of convictions for minor offences.

    The damage here was only minor.

    There was an extensive network of minor officials.

  2. 2
    music relating to a musical scale (=fixed series of musical notes) in which the third note is a semitone lower than that of the related major scale

    a sonata written in a minor key

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