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min·im

 (mĭn′əm)
n.
1. Abbr. M. or min. A unit of fluid measure, as:
a. In the United States, 1/60 of a fluid dram (0.0616 milliliter).
b. In Great Britain, 1/20 of a scruple (0.0592 milliliter).
2. Music A half note.
3. An insignificantly small portion or thing.
4. A downward vertical stroke in handwriting.

[Middle English, half note, from Medieval Latin minimus, least, from Latin; see mei- in Indo-European roots.]

minim

(ˈmɪnɪm)
n
1. (Units) a unit of fluid measure equal to one sixtieth of a drachm. It is approximately equal to one drop. Symbol: M or Symbol
2. (Music, other) music a note having the time value of half a semibreve. Usual US and Canadian name: half-note
3. a small or insignificant person or thing
4. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a downward stroke in calligraphy
adj
rare very small; tiny
[C15 (in its musical meaning): from Latin minimus smallest]

min•im

(ˈmɪn əm)

n.
1. the smallest unit of liquid measure, 1/60 of a fluid dram, roughly equivalent to one drop. Abbr.: min, min.; Symbol: M,
3. the least quantity of anything.
4. something small or insignificant.
adj.
5. smallest or very small.
[1400–50; < Medieval Latin, Latin minimus; as musical term, < Medieval Latin (nota) minima; see minimum]

minim

A unit of volume, applied to liquids. 1 minim = 1⁄480 fl oz.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.minim - a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 1/60th fluid dram or 0.059194 cubic centimeters
British capacity unit, Imperial capacity unit - a unit of measure for capacity officially adopted in the British Imperial System; British units are both dry and wet
fluid drachm, fluid dram, fluidram, drachm - a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 60 minims or 3.5516 cubic centimeters
2.minim - a United States liquid unit equal to 1/60 fluidram
United States liquid unit - a liquid unit officially adopted in the United States Customary System
fluid drachm, fluid dram, fluidram, drachm - a unit of capacity or volume in the apothecary system equal to one eighth of a fluid ounce
3.minim - a musical note having the time value of half a whole noteminim - a musical note having the time value of half a whole note
musical note, note, tone - a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound; "the singer held the note too long"

minim

noun
Translations
půlová nota
halvnode
fél hangjegy
hálfnóta
pusinė gaida
pusnots
polová nota
yarım ton

minim

[ˈmɪnɪm] Nblanca f

minim

[ˈmɪnɪm] n (MUSIC)blanche f

minim

n (Brit Mus) → halbe Note

minim

[ˈmɪnɪm] n (Brit) (Mus) → minima

minim

(ˈminim) noun
a musical note roughly equal to a slow walking step in length.
References in classic literature ?
As I stood there beneath that tree--a tree which should have been part of a coal-bed countless ages since--and looked out across a sea teeming with frightful life--life which should have been fossil before God conceived of Adam--I would not have given a minim of stale beer for my chances of ever seeing my friends or the outside world again; yet then and there I swore to fight my way as far through this hideous land as circumstances would permit.
He thanked me with a smiling nod, measured out a few minims of the red tincture and added one of the powders.
Give him five-and-twenty minims of laudanum to-night, without his knowing it; and then call to-morrow morning.
At once came forth whatever creeps the ground, Insect or Worme; those wav'd thir limber fans For wings, and smallest Lineaments exact In all the Liveries dect of Summers pride With spots of Gold and Purple, azure and green: These as a line thir long dimension drew, Streaking the ground with sinuous trace; not all Minims of Nature; some of Serpent kinde Wondrous in length and corpulence involv'd Thir Snakie foulds, and added wings.
For determination of absorbent coefficient of tested material, have to measure the minim and maxim of static pressure wave.
Freedom of augmentation is implied in the 16th century by Sebald Heyden's statement (1540) that musicians would often sing a minim as if it was a semibreve, and a similar statement from Hans Gerle (1546) discussed below.
The blackened semibreve plus blackened minim therefore occupies the time of the unblackened semibreve occurring in adjacent music in integer valor, so producing the sesquialtera proportion of 'three in the time of two'.(7) A conventional and straightforward interpretation of this notation in these instances produces satisfactory results that appear to give no cause for misgivings.
Sachs's (1953) analysis of Vetulus's information assumed that the minim length was the same in both prorations.
This establishes a sesquialtera relationship (2:3) on the minim level.
These also lay out the range of tempos for minuets popular at the time, ones by Handel (slow, 3/4, dotted minim = 46; fast, 6/8, dotted crotchet = 68) and Geminiani (fast, 3/8, dotted crotchet = 59).
Chief executive Grant Luscombe, said: 'This reflects both the hard work and dedication of our staff and the ethos at NWC as a whole in seeking to minim i s e our environmental impact
Her more general argument placing breve equality on an equal footing with minim equality in the 15th century raises questions and consequences that I will address in a longer essay.