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Minh
(as used in expressions) Ho Chi Minh Ho Chi Minh City Ho Chi Minh Trail Viet Minh Viet Nam Doc Lap Dong Minh Hoi * * *
Minh Mang
▪ emperor of Vietnam also spelled  Minh Menh , original name  Nguyen Phuoc Chi Dam  born May 24, 1792, Saigon [now Ho Chi Minh City], Vietnam died Jan. 11/21, 1841, ...
minhag
—minhagic, adj. Seph. /meen hahg"/; Ashk. /min"hahg/, n., pl. minhagim Seph. /meen hah geem"/; Ashk. /min hah"gim/. Hebrew. a custom or procedure among Jews that is so firmly ...
Minhah
Seph. /meen khah"/; Ashk. /min"kheuh/, n. Hebrew. the daily Jewish religious service conducted in the afternoon. Also, Minchah. Cf. Maariv, Shaharith. [minhah] * * * ▪ ...
Minho
/mee"nyoo/, n. a river in SW Europe, flowing SSW from NW Spain along the N boundary of Portugal into the Atlantic. 171 mi. (275 km) long. Spanish, Miño. * * * ▪ historical ...
Minhow
/min"hoh"/, n. Older Spelling. former name of Fuzhou. * * *
mini
/min"ee/, n. 1. miniskirt. 2. a minicomputer. 3. anything of a small, reduced, or miniature size. adj. 4. of the length of a miniskirt. [independent use of MINI-, or by ...
mini-
a combining form with the meanings "of a small or reduced size in comparison with others of its kind" (minicalculator; minicar; minigun); "limited in scope, intensity, or ...
mini-condo
n., pl. mini-condos. * * *
mini-industry
n., pl. mini-industries. * * *
mini-LP
n., pl. mini-LPs, mini-LP's. * * *
Mini-Vac
/min"ee vak'/ Trademark. a brand of minivacuum. [by shortening] * * *
miniate
—miniator, n. /min"ee ayt'/, v.t., miniated, miniating. to illuminate (a manuscript) in red; rubricate. [1650-60; < ML miniatus rubricated, illuminated, L: colored red with ...
miniature
/min"ee euh cheuhr, -choor', min"euh cheuhr/, n. 1. a representation or image of something on a small or reduced scale. 2. a greatly reduced or abridged form or copy. 3. a very ...
miniature bull terrier
one of an English breed of small muscular dogs resembling a smaller version of a standard bull terrier, with a short, flat, harsh coat of glossy white or white with brindle ...
miniature camera
Photog. a small camera using film that is 35 millimeters wide or less. Also called minicam. [1920-25] * * *
miniature golf
a game or amusement modeled on golf and played with a putter and golf ball, in which each very short, grassless "hole" constitutes an obstacle course, consisting of wooden ...
miniature painting
Small, detailed painting, usually a portrait, executed in watercolour on vellum (parchment), prepared card, copper, or ivory that can be held in the hand or worn as a piece of ...
miniature photography
photography with a camera using film that is 35 millimeters wide or less. [1955-60] * * *
miniature pinscher
one of a German breed of toy dogs resembling a smaller version of the Doberman pinscher, having a flat skull, a smooth coat, erect ears, and a docked tail, bred originally as a ...
miniature schnauzer
one of a German breed of sturdily built terriers resembling a smaller version of the standard schnauzer, having a wiry, pepper-and-salt, black, or black-and-silver coat, a ...
miniaturegolf
miniature golf n. A novelty version of golf played with a putter and golf ball on a miniature course and featuring obstacles such as alleys, bridges, and tunnels. * * *
miniaturepinscher
miniature pinscher n. Any of a breed of small dogs resembling the Doberman pinscher but typically reaching a height of only 25-30 centimeters (10-12 inches). * * *
miniatureschnauzer
miniature schnauzer n. Any of a breed of small schnauzers typically standing 30-35 centimeters (12-14 inches) high. * * *
miniaturist
/min"ee euh cheuhr ist, min"euh cheuhr-/, n. 1. an artist whose specialty is small, discrete works. 2. a person who makes, collects, or specializes in miniature objects: a ...
miniaturization
See miniaturize. * * *
miniaturize
—miniaturization, n. /min"ee euh cheuh ruyz', min"euh-/, v.t., miniaturized, miniaturizing. to make in extremely small size in order to keep volume or weight to a minimum: to ...
minibar
min·i·bar (mĭnʹē-bär') n. A small refrigerator, as in a hotel room, stocked with liquor and nonalcoholic beverages. Also called servibar. * * *
minibibliography
n., pl. minibibliographies. * * *
minibike
—minibiker, n. /min"ee buyk'/, n. a small, lightweight motorcycle with a low frame and designed generally for off-highway use. Also called minicycle. [1960-65; MINI- + BIKE1] * ...
minibiker
See minibike. * * *
miniblind
/min"ee bluynd'/, n. a venetian blind with narrow slats. [MINI- + BLIND] * * *
minibus
/min"ee bus'/, n. a small bus, seating about 15 passengers and typically transporting people short distances. Also called microbus. [1840-50; MINI- + BUS1; the 19th-century word, ...
minicab
/min"ee kab'/, n. Chiefly Brit. a minicar that serves as a taxicab. [1955-60; MINI- + CAB1] * * *
minicam
/min"ee kam'/, n. 1. Television. a lightweight, hand-held television camera. 2. Photog. See miniature camera. Also, minicamera /min"ee kam'euhr euh, -kam'reuh/. [1935-40; ...
minicar
/min"ee kahr'/, n. a very small car, esp. a subcompact. [1945-50, in sense "miniature car"; MINI- + CAR1] * * *
minicassette
/min"ee keuh set'/, n. a small cassette enclosing a length of audiotape for use with a pocket-size tape recorder, esp. one used for dictating. Cf. cassette, microcassette. [MINI- ...
minicircuit
n. * * *
minicity
n., pl. minicities. * * *
minicoach
/min"ee kohch'/, n. a small bus or buslike van. [MINI- + COACH] * * *
minicomponent
/min'ee keuhm poh"neuhnt/, n. a hi-fi component considerably smaller than a standard-size component and larger than a microcomponent. [MINI- + COMPONENT] * * *
minicomputer
/min"ee keuhm pyooh'teuhr/, n. a computer with processing and storage capabilities smaller than those of a mainframe but larger than those of a microcomputer, used by small ...
Miniconjou
/min'i kon"jooh/, n., pl. Miniconjous, (esp. collectively) Miniconjou. a member of a North American Indian people belonging to the Teton branch of the Dakota Indians and ...
miniconvention
/min"ee keuhn ven'sheuhn/, n. a small-scale or preliminary convention, esp. a political convention prior to a larger or national convention. [MINI- + CONVENTION] * * *
minicourse
min·i·course (mĭnʹē-kôrs', -kōrs') n. A short, usually intensive course on a subject of study. * * *
Minicoy
Minicoy [min′i koi΄] southernmost island of the Lakshadweep territory, India, off the SW coast of India * * *
Minicoy Island
/min"i koy'/ a small island in the S Laccadive Islands, off the SW coast of India. 1.25 sq. mi. (3.24 sq. km). * * *
MinicoyIsland
Mi·ni·coy Island (mĭnʹĭ-koi') An island in the Arabian Sea off the southwest coast of India. It is part of the Indian union territory of Lakshadweep. * * *
minicycle
/min"ee suy'keuhl/, n. minibike. [MINI- + (BI)CYCLE] * * *
minicyclone
n. * * *
minidrama
n. * * *
Minié ball
/min"ee, min"ee ay'/; Fr. /mee nyay"/ a conical bullet with a hollow base that expanded when fired, used in the 19th century. [1855-60; named after C. E. Minié (1814-79), French ...
Minié, Claude-Étienne
▪ French military officer born Feb. 13, 1804, Paris, France died Dec. 14, 1879, Paris       French army officer who solved the problem of designing a bullet for the ...
miniéball
min·ié ball (mĭnʹē, mĭnʹē-ā') n. A conical rifle bullet used in the 19th century and designed with a hollow base that expanded when fired.   [After Claude Étienne ...
minifarm
n. * * *
minify
—minification, n. /min"euh fuy'/, v.t., minified, minifying. 1. to makeless. 2. to minimize. [1670-80; < L min(us) less + -IFY, modeled on magnify] * * *
Minigun
/min"ee gun'/, n. a U.S. aircraft machine gun consisting of a rotating cluster of six barrels using 7.62mm ammunition and capable of variable rates of fire of up to 6000 rounds ...
minihome
n. * * *
minihospital
n. * * *
minikin
/min"i kin/, n. 1. a person or object that is delicate, dainty, or diminutive. 2. a printing type (about 31/2 point). adj. 3. delicate, dainty, or mincing. [1535-45; < MD ...
minilab
/min"ee lab'/, n. a small business that develops film and makes prints quickly, often using computerized equipment. Also, mini-lab. [MINI- + LAB] * * *
minilaparotomy
/min'ee lap'euh rot"euh mee/, n., pl. minilaparotomies. Surg. laparotomy with a small incision into the abdomen, often no more than 1 in. (2.5 cm), used esp. for tubal ...
minim
/min"euhm/, n. 1. the smallest unit of liquid measure, 1/60 of a fluid dram, roughly equivalent to one drop. Abbr.: min, min.; 2. Music. a note, formerly the shortest in use, but ...
minima
/min"euh meuh/, n. a pl. of minimum. * * *
minimal
—minimally, adv. /min"euh meuhl/, adj. 1. constituting a minimum: a minimal mode of transportation. 2. barely adequate or the least possible: minimal care. [1660-70; MINIM(UM) ...
minimal art
a chiefly American style in painting and sculpture that developed in the 1960s largely in reaction against abstract expressionism, shunning illusion, decorativeness, and ...
minimal pair
Ling. a pair of words, as pin and bin, or bet and bed, differing only by one sound in the same position in each word, esp. when such a pair is taken as evidence for the existence ...
minimalart
minimal art n. See minimalism.   minimal artist n. * * *
minimalartist
See minimal art. * * *
minimalbrain dysfunction
minimal brain dysfunction n. Attention deficit disorder. No longer in scientific use. * * *
minimalism
/min"euh meuh liz'euhm/, n. (sometimes cap.) 1. Music. a reductive style or school of modern music utilizing only simple sonorities, rhythms, and patterns, with minimal ...
minimalist
/min"euh meuh list/, n. 1. a person who favors a moderate approach to the achievement of a set of goals or who holds minimal expectations for the success of a program. 2. a ...
minimality
See minimal. * * *
minimalization
See minimalize. * * *
minimalize
—minimalization, n. /min"euh meuh luyz'/, v.t., minimalized, minimalizing. to make minimal: to minimalize tax increases. Also, esp. Brit., minimalise. [MINIMAL + -IZE] * * *
minimally
See minimality. * * *
minimarket
/min"ee mahr'kit/, n. a grocery store or delicatessen. [1960-65; MINI- + MARKET] * * *
minimart
/min"ee mahrt'/, n. a minimarket. [MINI- + MART1] * * *
minimax
/min"euh maks'/, n. a strategy of game theory employed to minimize a player's maximum possible loss. Cf. maximin. [1940-45; MINI(MUM) + MAX(IMUM)] * * *
minimill
/min"ee mil'/, n. a small mill or manufacturing plant, esp. a steel plant that utilizes electric furnaces to melt down scrap for producing its products. [1970-75; MINI- + ...
minimization
See minimize. * * *
minimize
—minimization, n. —minimizer, n. /min"euh muyz'/, v.t., minimized, minimizing. 1. to reduce to the smallest possible amount or degree. 2. to represent at the lowest possible ...
minimizer
See minimization. * * *
minimum
/min"euh meuhm/, n., pl. minimums, minima /-meuh/, adj. n. 1. the least quantity or amount possible, assignable, allowable, or the like. 2. the lowest speed permitted on a ...
minimum lending rate
the official interest rate charged by the Bank of England and below which it will refrain from lending money. * * *
Minimum number of nucleotide differences in genes coding for cytochrome c in 20 different organisms
▪ Table Minimum number of nucleotide differences in genes coding for cytochrome c in 20 different ...
minimum thermometer
a thermometer designed to show the lowest temperature recorded between resettings. Cf. maximum thermometer. [1855-60] * * *
minimum tillage
no-tillage. Also, minimum-till, minimum till. [1975-80] * * *
minimum wage
the lowest wage payable to employees in general or to designated employees as fixed by law or by union agreement. [1855-60] * * * Wage rate established by collective bargaining ...
minimum-access programming
/min"euh meuhm ak"ses/, Computers. a method of programming in which latency is reduced to a minimum. Also called forced coding, minimum-latency programming /min"euh meuhm layt"n ...
minimum-security
/min"euh meuhm si kyoor"i tee/, adj. (of a prison) designed for prisoners regarded as being less dangerous; having fewer restrictions. [1960-65] * * *
minimum-wage
/min"euh meuhm wayj"/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a minimum wage: minimum-wage demands. 2. paid or earning a minimum wage: a minimum-wage worker. 3. paying a minimum wage: a ...
minimumwage
minimum wage n. 1. The lowest wage, determined by law or contract, that an employer may pay an employee for a specified job. 2. See living wage. * * *
minimumweight
min·i·mum·weight (mĭnʹə-məm-wāt') n. In both senses also called strawweight. 1. The lightest weight division in professional boxing, having an upper limit of 105 pounds ...
minimus
/min"euh meuhs/, n., pl. minimi /-muy'/. 1. a creature or being that is the smallest or least significant. 2. Anat. the little finger or toe. [1580-90; < NL, L: lit., smallest] * ...
minination
n. * * *
mining
/muy"ning/, n. 1. the act, process, or industry of extracting ores, coal, etc., from mines. 2. the laying of explosive mines. [1250-1300; ME: undermining (walls in an attack); ...
Mining and Construction
▪ 2003       Early January, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Heavy rains trigger the collapse of a coltan mine; at least 30 miners are killed.       January 14, ...
mining bee
▪ insect also called  digger bee , or  solitary bee,         any of a group of bees (order Hymenoptera), particularly the genus Andrena. Many species are ...
Mining Eng.
Mining Engineer. * * *
mining engineering
—mining engineer. the branch of engineering dealing with the location and appraisal of mineral deposits and the laying out, equipment, and management of mines. * * *
mining geology
geology applied to the exploitation of mineral deposits. [1905-10] * * *
mininuke
/min"ee noohk', -nyoohk'/, n. Informal. a low-powered nuclear device. [1970-75; MINI- + NUKE] * * *
minion
/min"yeuhn/, n. 1. a servile follower or subordinate of a person in power. 2. a favored or highly regarded person. 3. a minor official. 4. Print. a 7-point type. adj. 5. dainty; ...
minion of the law
a policeman. * * *
miniopera
n. * * *
minipark
/min"ee pahrk'/, n. See pocket park. [1965-70; MINI- + PARK] * * *
minipig
/min"ee pig'/, n. a breed of miniature pig developed for use in research laboratories. [1950-55; MINI- + PIG1] * * *
minipill
/min"ee pil'/, n. Pharm. an oral birth control pill that contains only a progestin and is to be taken daily without monthly cessation. [1965-70; MINI- + PILL1] * * *
minipool
n. * * *
miniracer
n. * * *
minirecorder
/min"ee ri kawr'deuhr/, n. a small tape recorder, using minicassettes. [MINI- + RECORDER] * * *
miniscandal
n. * * *
minischool
min·i·school (mĭnʹē-sko͞ol') n. 1. An alternative school offering specialized or one-on-one instruction. 2. A small school serving as an addition to or an extension of a ...
miniscule
/min"euh skyoohl'/, adj. minuscule. Usage. See minuscule. * * *
miniseries
/min"ee sear'eez/, n., pl. miniseries. 1. a short series of events or presentations. 2. Television. a program or film broadcast in parts, as the dramatization of a literary work: ...
minish
/min"ish/, v.t., v.i. Archaic. to diminish or lessen. [1300-50; late ME, var. (assimilated to -ISH2) of menuse < MF menu(i)sier < VL *minutiare to lessen. See MINUTE2, MINCE] * * ...
miniski
/min"ee skee'/, n., pl. miniskis, miniski. 1. a short ski used by a beginner. 2. a very short ski worn by a skibobber for balance. Also, mini-ski. [1965-70; MINI- + SKI] * * *
miniskirt
—miniskirted, adj. /min"ee skerrt'/, n. a very short skirt or skirt part, as of a coat or dress, ending several inches above the knee. Also called mini. [1960-65; MINI(ATURE) + ...
miniskirted
See miniskirt. * * *
ministate
/min"ee stayt'/, n. a small, independent nation. Also, mini-state. Also called microstate. [1965-70; MINI- + STATE] * * *
minister
/min"euh steuhr/, n. 1. a person authorized to conduct religious worship; member of the clergy; pastor. 2. a person authorized to administer sacraments, as at Mass. 3. a person ...
minister plenipotentiary
plenipotentiary. [1635-45] * * *
minister resident
pl. ministers resident. a diplomatic agent serving in a minor country and ranking next below an ambassador. [1840-50, Amer.] * * *
minister without portfolio
pl. ministers without portfolios. a minister of state who is not appointed to any specific department in a government. [1910-15] * * *
ministère public
▪ French legal official       in France, the office of public prosecutor, with the responsibility for prosecuting criminal cases and representing the interests of ...
ministerial
—ministerially, adv. /min'euh stear"ee euhl/, adj. 1. pertaining to the ministry of religion, or to a minister or other member of the clergy. 2. pertaining to a ministry or ...
ministerialist
ministerialist [min΄is tir′ē əlist] n. Brit. a supporter of the government ministry in office * * *
ministerially
See ministerial. * * *
ministerium
/min'euh stear"ee euhm/, n. (sometimes cap.) an organization of local ministers or religious leaders who work with other community leaders on social or educational ...
ministerplenipotentiary
minister plenipotentiary n. pl. ministers plenipotentiary A diplomatic representative ranking below an ambassador but having full governmental power and authority; a ...
ministerresident
minister resident n. pl. ministers resident A diplomatic agent ranking below a minister plenipotentiary. * * *
ministers
➡ departments of government * * *
Ministers of State
➡ departments of government * * *
Ministers of the Crown
➡ departments of government * * *
ministrant
/min"euh streuhnt/, adj. 1. ministering. n. 2. a person who ministers. [1660-70; < L ministrant- (s. of ministrans), prp. of ministrare to serve. See MINISTER, -ANT] * * *
ministrate
min·is·trate (mĭnʹĭ-strāt') intr.v. Nonstandard min·is·trat·ed, min·is·trat·ing, min·is·trates To menstruate.   [Alteration of menstruate.] * * *
ministration
—ministrative, adj. /min'euh stray"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of ministering care, aid, religious service, etc. 2. an instance of this. [1300-50; ME ministracioun < L ministration- ...
ministrative
See ministration. * * *
ministroke
/min"ee strohk'/, n. See transient ischemic attack. * * *
ministry
/min"euh stree/, n., pl. ministries. 1. the service, functions, or profession of a minister of religion. 2. the body or class of ministers of religion; clergy. 3. the service, ...
Ministry of Defence
(abbr the MOD) the British government department in charge of the armed forces. It was established in 1964, when the Admiralty, the War Office and the Air Ministry were joined ...
Ministry of Sound
a well-known nightclub in London, England. It opened in 1991 and is popular with young people for its modern dance music. * * *
minisub
/min"ee sub'/, n. a small submarine, holding only one or a few persons, used in naval operations, underwater exploration, or conducting underwater experiments. [1955-60; MINI- + ...
minisummit
n. * * *
minitour
n. * * *
minitower
/min"ee tow'euhr/, n. a vertical case, smaller than a tower and larger than a case for a desktop computer, designed to house a computer system standing on a floor or ...
minitrack
/min"i trak'/, n. a system for tracking satellites, space vehicles, or rockets by means of radio waves. [1955-60; MINI(ATURE) + TRACK] * * *
minitrain
n. * * *
minium
/min"ee euhm/, n. See red lead. [1350-1400; ME < L: cinnabar, red lead] * * *
minivacation
n. * * *
minivacuum
/min"ee vak'yooh euhm, -yoohm/, n. a small, hand-held vacuum cleaner, as for vacuuming upholstered furniture or car seats, or other relatively small areas. [MINI- + VACUUM] * * *
minivan
/min"ee van'/, n. a small passenger van, somewhat larger than a station wagon, typically with side or rear windows and rear seats that can be removed for hauling small ...
miniver
/min"euh veuhr/, n. 1. (in the Middle Ages) a fur of white or spotted white and gray used for linings and trimmings. Cf. vair (def. 1). 2. any white fur, particularly that of the ...
minivet
/min"euh vet'/, n. any of several small, long-tailed Asian cuckoo-shrikes of the genus Pericrocotus, having in the male black and red and in the female black and orange ...
Mini{™}
n the name of a series of small British cars. The Mini, which was designed by Alec Issigonis (1906–88) and first produced in 1959, became the most successful British car of all ...
mink
/mingk/, n., pl. minks, (esp. collectively) mink. 1. a semiaquatic weasellike animal of the genus Mustela, esp. the North American M. vison. 2. the fur of this animal, brownish ...
Mink, Patsy Takemoto
▪ 2003       American politician (b. Dec. 6, 1927, Paia, Hawaii—d. Sept. 28, 2002, Honolulu, Hawaii), was the first Asian-American woman elected to the U.S. Congress. ...
minke
/ming"kee/, n. a dark-colored baleen whale, Baleanoptera acutorostrata, inhabiting temperate and polar seas and growing to a length of 33 ft. (10 m): reduced in numbers. Also ...
minke whale
minke whale [miŋ′kə] n. a small, swift rorqual whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) with a dark body and a light belly * * *
minkewhale
min·ke whale (mĭngʹkē) n. See piked whale.   [Partial translation of Norwegian minkehval: minke(perhaps afterMeincke, member of a 19th-century Norwegian whaling crew) + ...
Minkowski
/ming kawf"skee, -kof"-/, n. Hermann /herr"meuhn/; Ger. /herdd"mahn/, 1864-1909, German mathematician. * * *
Minkowski world
Math. a four-dimensional space in which the fourth coordinate is time and in which a single event is represented as a point. Also called Minkowski universe. [named after H. ...
Minkowski, Hermann
▪ German mathematician born June 22, 1864, Aleksotas, Russian Empire [now in Kaunas, Lithuania] died Jan. 12, 1909, Göttingen, Germany       German mathematician who ...
Minkowski, Oskar
born Jan. 13, 1858, Aleksotas, Russian Empire died July 18, 1931, Fürstenberg an der Havel, Ger. German physiologist and pathologist. While researching diabetes mellitus in ...
Minn
Minn abbrev. Minnesota * * *
Minn.
Minnesota. * * *
Minna
/min"euh/, n. a female given name. * * * ▪ Nigeria       town, capital of Niger state, west-central Nigeria. Following the opening of the Kano-to-Baro railway (1911) ...
Minnaert, Marcel Gilles Jozef
▪ Belgian astronomer born Feb. 12, 1893, Bruges died Oct. 26, 1970, Utrecht, Neth.       Flemish astronomer and solar physicist who pioneered in solar spectrophotometry ...
Minneapolis
—Minneapolitan /min'ee euh pol"i tn/, n. /min'ee ap"euh lis/, n. a city in SE Minnesota, on the Mississippi. 370,951. * * * City (pop., 2000: 382,618), eastern Minnesota, U.S. ...
Minneconjou
Min·ne·con·jou (mĭn'ĭ-kŏnʹjo͞o) n. Variant of Miniconjou. * * *
Minnehaha Falls
▪ waterfall, Minnesota, United States       waterfall in Minnehaha Park, Minneapolis, eastern Minnesota, U.S. It is formed by Minnehaha Creek, which flows to the ...
Minnelli
(1946– ) a US singer, dancer and actor. She was especially popular in the 1970s. She won an Oscar for her part in the film Cabaret (1972), and her other films have included New ...
Minnelli, Vincente
born Feb. 28, 1910, Chicago, Ill., U.S. died July 25, 1986, Los Angeles, Calif. U.S. film director. He was a stage manager and costume designer from age 16, achieved success as ...
minneola
/min'ee oh"leuh/, n. a juicy, pear-shaped variety of tangelo. * * *
minnesinger
/min"euh sing'euhr/, n. one of a class of German lyric poets and singers of the 12th, 13th, and 14th centuries. [1815-25; < G, equiv. to Minne love + Singer singer] * * * (from ...
Minnesota
—Minnesotan, adj., n. /min'euh soh"teuh/, n. 1. a state in the N central United States. 4,077,148; 84,068 sq. mi. (217,735 sq. km). Cap.: St. Paul. Abbr.: MN (for use with zip ...
Minnesota Fats
▪ 1997       (RUDOLF WALTER WANDERONE, JR.), U.S. billiards player (b. Jan. 19, 1913?, New York, N.Y.—d. Jan. 18, 1996, Nashville, Tenn.), popularized American ...
Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company
▪ American corporation       diversified American corporation manufacturing a wide range of products, including abrasives, adhesive tape and related products, carbonless ...
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory
Psychol. a widely used test designed to identify configurations of personality traits in normal persons and to study the personality patterns occurring in various types of mental ...
Minnesota River
River, southern Minnesota, U.S. Rising on the South Dakota–Minnesota boundary, it flows southeast then turns northeast to join the Mississippi River just south of St. Paul, ...
Minnesota State University
▪ university system, Minnesota, United States       state university system comprising seven coeducational institutions of higher learning. It is made up of Bemidji ...
Minnesota State University Moorhead
▪ university, Moorhead, Minnesota, United States       coeducational institution of higher learning, situated in the Red River (Red River of the North) valley in ...
Minnesota State University, Mankato
▪ university, Mankato, Minnesota, United States       coeducational institution of higher learning in Mankato, south-central Minnesota, U.S. It is the most ...
Minnesota Twins
▪ American baseball team  American professional baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minn., that plays in the American League (AL). The Twins originally played in ...
Minnesota Vikings
▪ American football team       American professional gridiron football (football, gridiron) team founded in 1961 that plays in the National Football Conference (NFC) of ...
Minnesota, flag of
▪ Flag History       U.S. state flag consisting of a blue field (background) with the state seal in the centre.       The first state flag, adopted in 1893 and ...
Minnesota, University of
▪ university system, Minnesota, United States       state university system in Minnesota consisting of four coeducational campuses. The main branch, the Twin Cities ...
Minnesotan
Minnesotan [min΄ə sōt′ən] adj. of Minnesota n. a person born or living in Minnesota * * * See Minnesota. * * *
MinnesotaRiver
Minnesota River A river, about 534 km (332 mi) long, of southern Minnesota flowing southeast and northeast to the Mississippi River near St. Paul. * * *
Minnetonka
/min'i tong"keuh/, n. a city in E Minnesota, near Minneapolis. 38,688. * * *
Minnewit
/min"yooh it, -euh wit/, n. Peter. See Minuit, Peter. * * *
Minnewit,Peter
Min·ne·wit (mĭnʹə-wĭt), Peter. See Minuit, Peter. * * *
Minni
/min"ee/, n., pl. Minnis, (esp. collectively) Minni. 1. an ancient people of Asia Minor. 2. Mannai. * * *
minnie
/min"ee/, n. Scot. and North Eng. Informal. mother; mom. Also, minny. [pet var. of MITHER] * * *
Minnie
/min"ee/, n. a female given name, form of Mary. * * *
Minnie Mouse{™}
➡ Mickey Mouse. * * *
Minnigerode, Lucy
▪ American nurse born Feb. 8, 1871, near Leesburg, Va., U.S. died March 24, 1935, Alexandria, Va.  American nurse, remembered especially for her work in organizing nurses for ...
minnow
/min"oh/, n., pl. (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) minnows, (esp. collectively, Rare) minnow for 1, 2, 3. 1. a small, European cyprinoid fish, Phoxinus ...
minny
minny1 /min"ee/, n., pl. minnies. Chiefly Inland North and North Midland U.S. minnow. [perh. *min (OE myne minnow) + -Y2] minny2 /min"ee/, n., pl. minnies. Scot. and North ...
Miño
/mee"nyaw/, n. Minho. * * *
Mino da Fiesole
born 1429, Poppi, Republic of Florence died 1484, Florence Italian sculptor. Probably trained in Florence, he was active both in Florence and Rome, where he created monuments ...
Minoan
/mi noh"euhn, muy-/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the ancient civilization of the island of Crete, dating from about 3000 to 1100 B.C. n. 2. a native or inhabitant of ancient ...
Minoan civilization
  Bronze Age civilization of Crete that flourished from about 3000 BC to about 1100 BC. Its name derives from Minos, either a dynastic title or the name of a particular ruler ...
Minobe Tatsukichi
▪ Japanese jurist born , May 7, 1873, Hyōgo prefecture, Japan died May 23, 1948, Tokyo       legal expert who reinterpreted the position of the imperial institution ...
minocycline
/min'oh suy"kleen, -klin/ n. Pharm. a long-acting, broad-spectrum, semisynthetic antibiotic drug, C23H27N3O7, derived from tetracycline. [(A)MINO- + (deoxytetra)cycline, a ...
Minogue
(1968– ) an Australian singer and actor who lives in Britain. She first became known when she appeared in the Australian soap opera, Neighbours. Her career as a pop singer ...
Minogue, Kylie
▪ 2005       In February 2004 pop sensation Kylie Minogue won her first Grammy, for best dance recording, with “Come into My World.” For American audiences it was ...
Minomura Rizaemon
▪ Japanese industrialist born Nov. 25, 1821, Edo [now Tokyo], Japan died Feb. 21, 1877, Tokyo       Japanese businessman responsible for making the house of Mitsui ...
minor
/muy"neuhr/, adj. 1. lesser, as in size, extent, or importance, or being or noting the lesser of two: a minor share. 2. not serious, important, etc.: a minor wound; a minor ...
Minor
/muy"neuhr/, n. a male given name. * * * ▪ law also called  Infant,         person below the legal age of majority or adulthood. The age of majority varies in ...
minor axis
Math. the axis of an ellipse that is perpendicular to the major axis at a point equidistant from the foci. [1860-65] * * *
minor canon
a canon attached to a cathedral or collegiate church, though not necessarily a member of the chapter. Cf. honorary canon. [1670-80] * * *
minor coin
a coin made of base metal. Cf. subsidiary coin. * * *
minor element
1. Geol. any chemical element found in small quantities in the rocks of the earth's crust. Cf. major element. 2. Biochem. See trace element. [1940-45] * * *
minor key
Music. 1. a key or mode based on a minor scale. 2. a less jubilant or more restrained mood, atmosphere, or quality: The conversation shifted to a minor key with news of the ...
minor league
any association of professional sports teams other than the major leagues, esp. when the member teams are associated with or controlled by major-league teams, which use them as ...
minor mode
Music. a scale or key in which the third degree is a minor third above the tonic. [1770-80] * * *
minor order
Rom. Cath. Ch. the degree or grade of acolyte, exorcist, lector, or ostiary. Cf. major order. [1835-45] * * *
minor orders
minor orders n. R.C.Ch. Historical four clerical ranks (porter, lector, exorcist, acolyte) conferred before the subdiaconate * * *
minor party
a political party with so little electoral strength that its chance of gaining control of the government is slight. [1650-60] * * *
minor penalty
Ice Hockey. a penalty consisting of the removal of a player from play for two minutes, no substitute for the player being permitted. Cf. major penalty. [1935-40] * * *
minor piece
Chess. a bishop or knight. [1860-65] * * *
minor planet
Astron. asteroid (def. 1). [1860-65] * * *
minor premise
Logic. See under syllogism (def. 1). [1720-30] * * *
Minor Prophets
Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. Cf. Major Prophets. * * *
minor scale
1. Also called harmonic minor scale. a scale having half steps between the second and third, fifth and sixth, and seventh and eighth degrees, with whole steps for the other ...
minor seminary
a Roman Catholic preparatory school where persons planning to enter the priesthood follow a course of secondary education. * * *
minor sentence
Gram. 1. any sentence that is not a true full sentence; a transformation by deletion from a full sentence. 2. a sentence not having the usual subject-predicate structure, as Down ...
minor suit
Bridge. diamonds or clubs. Cf. major suit. [1925-30] * * *
minor tenace
Bridge, Whist. the king and jack of a suit held by one player. Cf. major tenace, tenace. * * *
minor term
Logic. See under syllogism (def. 1). [1835-45] * * *
minor tranquilizer
Pharm. See antianxiety drug. [1965-70] * * *
minor triad
Music. a triad consisting in root position of a root tone with a minor third and a perfect fifth above. * * *
Minor v. Happersett
▪ United States Supreme Court case       U.S. Supreme Court case in which the court ruled unanimously in 1874 that the right of suffrage (woman suffrage) was not ...
Minor, Virginia Louisa
▪ American activist born March 27, 1824, Caroline county, Va., U.S. died Aug. 14, 1894, St. Louis, Mo.  American activist who was a tireless and shrewd campaigner for woman ...
minor-league
/muy"neuhr leeg"/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a minor league. 2. of little import or consequence: a painter with a minor-league talent. [1945-50, Amer.] Syn. 2. insignificant, ...
minor-leaguer
/muy"neuhr lee"geuhr/, n. 1. a member of a minor-league team. 2. Informal. a person whose skill or ability is suited only to a minor league or to a minor role in life. [1880-85, ...
Minorca
/mi nawr"keuh/, n. 1. Spanish, Menorca. one of the Balearic Islands, in the W Mediterranean. 50,217; 271 sq. mi. (700 sq. km). 2. one of a Mediterranean breed of white-skinned ...
Minorcan
/mi nawr"keuhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Minorca. n. 2. a native or inhabitant of Minorca. [1750-60; MINORC(A) + -AN] * * *
Minorite
/muy"neuh ruyt'/, n. See Friar Minor. [1555-65; (FRIARS) MINOR, trans. of ML fratres minores lit., lesser brothers, a name emphasizing their humility; see -ITE1] * * *
minority
/mi nawr"i tee, -nor", -muy-/, n., pl. minorities, adj. n. 1. the smaller part or number; a number, part, or amount forming less than half of the whole. 2. a smaller party or ...
minority carrier injection
▪ electronics       in electronics, a process taking place at the boundary between -type and -type semiconductor materials, used in some types of transistors ...
minority group
minority (def. 3). [1960-65] * * *
minority leader
the party member who directs the activities of the minority party on the floor of a legislative body, as of the U.S. Congress. [1945-50, Amer.] * * *
minorityleader
minority leader n. The head of the minority party in a legislative body. * * *
minorleague
minor league n. A league of professional sports clubs that are not in the major leagues but are usually owned by or affiliated with major-league teams. * * *
minororder
minor order n. Ecclesiastical One of the lower grades of the priesthood or ministry in some Christian churches, now consisting of lectors and acolytes in the Western church and ...
minorparty
minor party n. A political party whose electoral strength is so weak that it has little chance of gaining control of a government. * * *
minorplanet
minor planet n. See asteroid. * * *
minorpremise
minor premise n. The premise in a syllogism containing the minor term, which will form the subject of the conclusion. * * *
MinorProphets
Mi·nor Prophets (mīʹnər) pl.n. The Hebrew prophets Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. * * *
minorscale
minor scale Tech-Graphics n. Music A diatonic scale having a half step between the second and third degrees and any of several intervalic arrangements above the fifth. * * *
minorsuit
minor suit n. Games A suit of inferior scoring value, either clubs or diamonds in bridge. * * *
minorterm
minor term n. The term in a syllogism that is stated in the minor premise and forms the subject of the conclusion. * * *


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