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Minor vs. Child

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Minoradjective

Of little significance or importance.

‘The physical appearance of a candidate is a minor factor in recruitment.’;

Childnoun

A person who has not yet reached adulthood, whether natural (puberty), cultural (initiation), or legal (majority)

‘Go easy on him: he is but a child.’;

Minoradjective

(music) Of a scale which has lowered scale degrees three, six, and seven relative to major, but with the sixth and seventh not always lowered

‘a minor scale’;

Childnoun

a female child, a girl.

Minoradjective

(music) being the smaller of the two intervals denoted by the same ordinal number

Childnoun

One's son or daughter, regardless of age.

‘My youngest child is forty-three.’;

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Minornoun

A person who is below the legal age of majority, consent, criminal responsibility or other adult responsibilities and accountabilities.

‘It is illegal to sell weapons to minors under the age of eighteen.’;

Childnoun

(cartomancy) The thirteenth Lenormand card.

Minornoun

A subject area of secondary concentration of a student at a college or university, or the student who has chosen such a secondary concentration.

‘I had so many credit hours of English, it became my minor.’; ‘I became an English minor.’;

Childnoun

A figurative offspring, particularly:

Minornoun

(mathematics) determinant of a square submatrix

Childnoun

A person considered a product of a place or culture, a member of a tribe or culture, regardless of age.

‘The children of Israel.’; ‘He is a child of his times.’;

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Minornoun

A younger brother (especially at a public school).

Childnoun

Anything derived from or caused by something.

‘Poverty, disease, and despair are the children of war.’;

Minornoun

(zoology) A small worker in a leaf-cutter ant colony, sized between a minim and a media.

Childnoun

(computing) A data item, process, or object which has a subservient or derivative role relative to another.

‘The child node then stores the actual data of the parent node.’;

Minornoun

(logic) The term of a syllogism which forms the subject of the conclusion.

Childnoun

A son or a daughter; a male or female descendant, in the first degree; the immediate progeny of human parents; - in law, legitimate offspring. Used also of animals and plants.

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Minorverb

To choose or have an area of secondary concentration as a student in a college or university.

Childnoun

A descendant, however remote; - used esp. in the plural; as, the children of Israel; the children of Edom.

Minoradjective

Inferior in bulk, degree, importance, etc.; less; smaller; of little account; as, minor divisions of a body.

Childnoun

One who, by character of practice, shows signs of relationship to, or of the influence of, another; one closely connected with a place, occupation, character, etc.; as, a child of God; a child of the devil; a child of disobedience; a child of toil; a child of the people.

Minoradjective

Less by a semitone in interval or difference of pitch; as, a minor third.

Childnoun

A noble youth. See Childe.

Minornoun

A person of either sex who has not attained the age at which full civil rights are accorded; an infant; in England and the United States, one under twenty-one years of age.

Childnoun

A young person of either sex. esp. one between infancy and youth; hence, one who exhibits the characteristics of a very young person, as innocence, obedience, trustfulness, limited understanding, etc.

‘When I was child. I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.’;

Minornoun

The minor term, that is, the subject of the conclusion; also, the minor premise, that is, that premise which contains the minor term; in hypothetical syllogisms, the categorical premise. It is the second proposition of a regular syllogism, as in the following: Every act of injustice partakes of meanness; to take money from another by gaming is an act of injustice; therefore, the taking of money from another by gaming partakes of meanness.

Childnoun

A female infant.

‘A boy or a child, I wonder?’;

Minornoun

A Minorite; a Franciscan friar.

Childverb

To give birth; to produce young.

‘This queen Genissa childing died.’; ‘It chanced within two days they childed both.’;

Minornoun

a young person of either sex;

‘she writes books for children’; ‘they're just kids’; ‘`tiddler' is a British term for youngsters’;

Childnoun

a young person of either sex;

‘she writes books for children’; ‘they're just kids’; ‘`tiddler' is a British term for youngsters’;

Minoradjective

of lesser importance or stature or rank;

‘a minor poet’; ‘had a minor part in the play’; ‘a minor official’; ‘many of these hardy adventurers were minor noblemen’; ‘minor back roads’;

Childnoun

a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age;

‘they had three children’; ‘they were able to send their kids to college’;

Minoradjective

lesser in scope or effect;

‘had minor differences’; ‘a minor disturbance’;

Childnoun

an immature childish person;

‘he remained a child in practical matters as long as he lived’; ‘stop being a baby!’;

Minoradjective

inferior in number or size or amount;

‘a minor share of the profits’; ‘Ursa Minor’;

Childnoun

a member of a clan or tribe;

‘the children of Israel’;

Minoradjective

of a scale or mode;

‘the minor keys’; ‘in B flat minor’;

Child

Biologically, a child (plural children) is a human being between the stages of birth and puberty, or between the developmental period of infancy and puberty. The legal definition of child generally refers to a minor, otherwise known as a person younger than the age of majority.

Minoradjective

not of legal age;

‘minor children’;

Minoradjective

of lesser seriousness or danger;

‘suffered only minor injuries’; ‘some minor flooding’; ‘a minor tropical disturbance’;

Minoradjective

of your secondary field of academic concentration or specialization

Minoradjective

of the younger of two boys with the same family name;

‘Jones minor’;

Minoradjective

warranting only temporal punishment;

‘venial sin’;

Minoradjective

limited in size or scope;

‘a small business’; ‘a newspaper with a modest circulation’; ‘small-scale plans’; ‘a pocket-size country’;

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