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1 a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 1/60th fluid dram or 0.059194 cubic centimeters
2 a United States liquid unit equal to 1/60 fluidram
3 a musical note having the time value of half a whole note [syn: half note]

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  1. A half note, drawn as a semibreve with a stem.


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Extensive Definition

A minim is:
All of these derive from Latin minimus, 'very small', and are stressed on the first syllable. Additionally, with the stress on the second syllable:
  • Minim (a Hebrew plural form) - are, in Talmudic terminology, outsiders within the Jewish community.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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