minim

[ min-uh m ]
/ ˈmɪn əm /

noun

adjective

smallest.
very small.

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Origin of minim

1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin, Latin minimus; as musical term, < Medieval Latin (nota) minima; see minimum
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British Dictionary definitions for minim

minim
/ (ˈmɪnɪm) /

noun

a unit of fluid measure equal to one sixtieth of a drachm. It is approximately equal to one dropSymbol: M,
music a note having the time value of half a semibreveUsual US and Canadian name: half-note
a small or insignificant person or thing
a downward stroke in calligraphy

adjective

rare very small; tiny

Word Origin for minim

C15 (in its musical meaning): from Latin minimus smallest
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Medical definitions for minim

minim
[ mĭnəm ]

n.

In the United States, a unit of volume equal to 160 of a fluid dram, or 0.0616 milliliters.
In Great Britain, 120 of a scruple, or 0.0592 milliliters.
The smallest or the least of several similar structures.
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