Minim

Definition of Minim

Min´im
n.1.
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, equal to one four-hundred-eightieth of a fluid ounce, or 0.06161 milliliter (U. S. measure) or 0.05919 milliliters (British measure).
3.(Zool.) A small fish; a minnow.
4.A little man or being; a dwarf.
5.(Eccl. Hist.) One of an austere order of mendicant hermits or friars founded in the 15th century by St. Francis of Paola.
6.(Mus.) A time note, formerly the shortest in use; a half note, equal to half a semibreve, or two quarter notes or crotchets.
7.A short poetical encomium.
a.1.Minute.

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