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 (mĭn′yən, mēn-yän′)
n. pl. min·ya·nim (mēn-yä-nēm′, mĭn-yô′nĭm) or min·yans (mĭn′yənz)
The minimum number of ten adult Jews or, among the Orthodox, Jewish men required for a communal religious service.

[Hebrew minyān, number, minyan, from Aramaic minyānā, from mənā, to count; see mnw in Semitic roots.]
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(minˈjan; English ˈmɪnjən)
n, pl minyanim (minjaˈnim) , minyans
(Judaism) the number of persons required by Jewish law to be present for a religious service, namely, at least ten males over thirteen years of age
[literally: number]
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(ˈmɪn yən, mɪnˈyɑn)

n., pl. min•yans, min•yan•im (ˌmɪn yɑˈnim)
the quorum of 10 adult Jewish males required by Jewish law to be present for public prayers.
[1750–60;< Hebrew, literally, number]
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quorum - a gathering of the minimal number of members of an organization to conduct business
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He remembers being sent to the corner filling station to phone people when there were not enough men for a minyan, or quorum.