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Meaning of MINIM

Pronunciation:  'minum

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a musical note having the time value of half a whole note
  2. [n]  a United States liquid unit equal to 1/60 fluidram
  3. [n]  a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 1/60th fluid dram or 0.059194 cubic centimeters

MINIM is a 5 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: half note
 See Also: British capacity unit, drachm, fluid drachm, fluid dram, fluidram, Imperial capacity unit, musical note, note, tone, United States liquid unit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Min"im\, n. [F. minime, L. minimus the least, smallest, a
    superl. of minor: cf. It. minima a note in music. See
    {Minor}, and cf. Minimum.]
    1. Anything very minute; as, the minims of existence; --
       applied to animalcula; and the like.
    2. The smallest liquid measure, equal to about one drop; the
       sixtieth part of a fluid drachm.
    3. (Zo["o]l.) A small fish; a minnow. [Prov. Eng.]
    4. A little man or being; a dwarf. [Obs.] --Milton.
    5. (Eccl. Hist.) One of an austere order of mendicant hermits
       of friars founded in the 15th century by St. Francis of
    6. (Mus.) A time note, formerly the shortest in use; a half
       note, equal to half a semibreve, or two quarter notes or
    7. A short poetical encomium. [Obs.] --Spenser.
  2. \Min"im\, a.
    Minute. ``Minim forms.'' --J. R. Drake.
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