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Definition of "minim" [min•im]

  • A unit of fluid measure, as: (noun)
  • In the United States, 1/60 of a fluid dram (0.0616 milliliters). (noun)
  • In Great Britain, 1/20 of a scruple (0.0592 milliliters). (noun)
  • Music A half note. (noun)
  • An insignificantly small portion or thing. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "minim" in a sentence
  • "Yep, you don’t believe in minim wage law or child labor laws just to begin with."
  • "(A minim is the fortieth part of a crescent.) "Does your good Majesty mean to beggar me?" whined Pug."
  • "Perhaps it is time to seriously consider whether the curse on the "minim" and "nosrim" may not have been aimed at the "mandaiia" (Gnostics/Mandaeans) and "nasuraiia" (Gnostics/Nasoreans), two key self-designations of the Mandaeans."