minim: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (min'um), [key]
— n.
  1. the smallest unit of liquid measure, of a fluid dram, roughly equivalent to one drop. Abbr.: min, min.; Symbol: M, &minimv;
  2. a note, formerly the shortest in use, but now equivalent in time value to one half of a semibreve; half note. See illus. under
  3. the least quantity of anything.
  4. something very small or insignificant.
  5. (cap.) a member of a mendicant religious order founded in the 15th century by St. Francis of Paola.
  1. smallest.
  2. very small.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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