Definitions for minimˈmɪn əm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

min•imˈmɪn əm(n.)

  1. the smallest unit of liquid measure, 1/60 of a fluid dram, roughly equivalent to one drop.

    Category: Weights and Measures

    Ref: Abbr.: min, 1 min.; 3 3; Symbol: M, 3 5

  2. Category: Music and Dance

    Ref: half note.

  3. the least quantity of anything.

  4. something small or insignificant.

  5. (adj.)smallest or very small.

Origin of minim:

1400–50; < ML, L minimus; as musical term, < ML (nota) minima; see minimum

Princeton's WordNet

  1. minim(noun)

    a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 1/60th fluid dram or 0.059194 cubic centimeters

  2. minim(noun)

    a United States liquid unit equal to 1/60 fluidram

  3. half note, minim(noun)

    a musical note having the time value of half a whole note

Wiktionary

  1. minim(Noun)

    A half note, drawn as a semibreve with a stem.

  2. minim(Noun)

    A unit of volume, in the Imperial and U.S. customary systems, 1/60 fluid drachm. Approximately equal to 1 drop, 62 u03BCL or 0.9 grain (weight) of water.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Minim(noun)

    anything very minute; as, the minims of existence; -- applied to animalcula; and the like

  2. Minim(noun)

    the smallest liquid measure, equal to about one drop; the sixtieth part of a fluid drachm

  3. Minim(noun)

    a small fish; a minnow

  4. Minim(noun)

    a little man or being; a dwarf

  5. Minim(noun)

    one of an austere order of mendicant hermits of friars founded in the 15th century by St. Francis of Paola

  6. Minim(noun)

    a time note, formerly the shortest in use; a half note, equal to half a semibreve, or two quarter notes or crotchets

  7. Minim(noun)

    a short poetical encomium

  8. Minim(adj)

    minute

Freebase

  1. Minim

    The Minims are members of a Roman Catholic religious order of friars founded by Saint Francis of Paola in fifteenth-century Italy. The Order soon spread to France, Germany and Spain, and continues to exist today. Like the other mendicant Orders, there are three separate components, or Orders, of the movement: the friars, contemplative nuns and a Third Order of laypeople who live in the spirit of the Order in their daily lives. At present there are only two fraternities of the Minim tertiaries, both are in Italy.


Translations for minim

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

minim(noun)

a musical note roughly equal to a slow walking step in length.

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