• Minor Canon Row: Rochester
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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Minoration A diminution.
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Coast of Asia Minor Coast of Asia Minor

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Baseball's National League was born in 1876. Eight competing baseball teams met in New York City's Grand Central Hotel. The first president of the new league was Morgan Gardner Bulkeley, who later became a US Senator. The eight original cities with teams were: Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, New York, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Louisville and Hartford. Two of the original teams are now in the American League (Boston and New York) while Louisville and Hartford are now minor-league baseball towns.
    • n minoration A lessening; diminution.
    • n minoration In medicine, mild purgation by laxatives.
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  • Gaston Bachelard
    “Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.”
  • Anthony Robbins
    “Most people fail in life because they major in minor things.”
  • Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree
    Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree
    “People are too apt to treat God as if he were a minor royalty.”
  • Henry Harland
    Henry Harland
    “Do you know that the ready concession of minor points is a part of the grace of life?”
  • Henrik Ibsen
    “The majority is always wrong; the minority is rarely right.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Shall we judge a country by the majority, or by the minority? By the minority, surely.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. minoratio,: cf. F. minoration,


In literature:

There was much agitation for minority representation.
"History of the United States, Volume 5" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Native physiognomy; marriages; minors' rights.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
In all cases, it is advised, where our work stops upon a slope, to introduce a cross-drain, connecting the tops of all the minor-drains.
"Farm drainage" by Henry Flagg French
They could only follow every twist and turn of the trail, among steep mountain-flanks and minor peaks.
"The Pirates of Ersatz" by Murray Leinster
I believe that the tyranny of minorities is the plague that we suffer under.
"The Green Carnation" by Robert Smythe Hichens
The Sikhs were a small minority of the population, the bulk of the people being Muhammadans, to whom the English came as deliverers.
"The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir" by Sir James McCrone Douie
In truth the violence of Garrison and his few followers was but a minor element in the case.
"The Negro and the Nation" by George S. Merriam
Through the skilful management of this minority the loyalists were disarmed everywhere at the beginning of the struggle.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
It suffices to say of this minority that they are a barnacle on the hull of an otherwise staunch vessel.
"The Armed Forces Officer" by U. S. Department of Defense
With a human's delicate build, even a minor accident could prove fatal.
"Fearful Symmetry" by Ann Wilson

In poetry:

Every critic in the town
Runs the minor poet down;
Every critic—don't you know it?
Is himself a minor poet.
"A Coincidence" by Robert Fuller Murray
Then give him a thousand cities
To rule till their evils cease,
And their wailing minor ditties
Die in a psalm of peace.
"Song of the Saints and Angels" by George MacDonald
Yon tomb, whereon the moonlit grasses sigh,
Hides from our view the shell of one whose days
Were set throughout to that grand harmony
Which fills all minor spirits with amaze.
"In Memoriam — Nicol Drysdale Stenhouse" by Henry Kendall
Of the blue twilight, such as gives the world
Which the celestial ecstasies inspires,
The haze and minor chord,-let flutes be heard!
Aurora, daughter of the Sun,-sound, lyres!
"Portico" by Ruben Dario
But an undertone rose thro' the chords like a wail,
'Twas thy elegy mourning thee deep in the sound,
Soon, soon did that something of sadness prevail,
And the minors commingled and fell to the ground.
"The Musician's Grave" by Lennox Amott
Mar. This will I doe,
When seas shall be drunke dry by Phoebus beames,
And when the lesser starres shall drinke the streames.
This will I doe,
When of my life and freedome I am weary,
Non minor est virtus quam quae rere parta tueri.
"Rhodon And Iris. Act II" by Ralph Knevet

In news:

Twenty percent of all players in baseball's major and minor leagues come from the Dominican Republic.
A powerful minority on Beacon Hill .
Emily Minor and Marsha Graham have joined the staff.
The beheadings have shocked people in the eastern Caribbean island of 91,000, where most crime is related to minor offenses such as robbery.
Atlanta Braves' starting pitcher Mike Minor (6-9) allowed three runs and a staggering nine hits in six innings as the San Diego Padres smacked the Braves, 4-1.
Why Twitter Makes Us Care When Even Minor Celebrities Die.
The debate over extending the Bush era tax cuts continues after Republican House Minority Leader John Boehner appears willing to make a deal with President Obama.
COLUMBIA — To help fund research by underrepresented minorities, MU's biomedical research program will receive a $3.1 million grant.
Driver swerved into pickup truck's lane, truck driver suffered minor injuries.
In minor leagues, phenom tries to blend in while his talent stands out.
The younger Newton said he wasn't aware that Samford had never had a minority head coach, but he didn't know because he didn't care.
Check out the line-up for the Majors Chords for Minors benefit in Saginaw Township.
Minority contractors told Pittsburgh City Council on Tuesday that the city is not doing enough to give women- and minority-owned businesses equal access to city contract opportunities.
The growth of minority, women-owned businesses outpaced all other small businesses, at a rate of 57% from 1997 to 2002, according to a survey by the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA).
0This week is National Minority Donor Awareness Week when advocates strive to get more minorities to register as organ donors.

In science:

Following the ideas from [6, 1], we are going to expose Q(W, p) minor by minor.
On the Rank of Random Sparse Matrices
Hence the minorant in (14) can be equivalently replaced by the minorant in (16).
{Spaces of Infinite Measure and Pointwise Convergence of the Bilinear Hilbert and Ergodic Averages Defined by $L^{p}$-Isometries
Finally, we study the minimum k-TC-spanner size for a specific graph family with sparse k-TC-spanners: H -minor-free graphs. A graph H is a minor of G if H is a subgraph of a graph obtained from G by a sequence of edge contractions and deletions.
Transitive-Closure Spanners
For a fixed graph H (e.g., K5 ), the family of H -minor-free graphs is a minor-closed family that excludes H .
Transitive-Closure Spanners
Since the families of bounded treewidth, planar graphs, and H -minor-free graphs (where H is a fixed minor) satisfy the hypotheses of the theorem, these families have 2-TC-spanners of size O(n log2 n).
Transitive-Closure Spanners