a scale or key in which the third degree is a minor third above the tonic.
What’s The Difference: Average, Mean, Median, And ModeAs you probably know the terms average, mean, median, and mode are commonly confused with one another because they all describe ways to talk about sets of numbers.
Origin of minor mode
First recorded in 1770–80
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British Dictionary definitions for minor mode
music any arrangement of notes present in or characteristic of a minor scale or key
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