Definition of Minim

1. Noun. A British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 1/60th fluid dram or 0.059194 cubic centimeters.

2. Noun. A United States liquid unit equal to 1/60 fluidram.
Generic synonyms: United States Liquid Unit
Group relationships: Drachm, Fluid Drachm, Fluid Dram, Fluidram

3. Noun. A musical note having the time value of half a whole note.
Exact synonyms: Half Note
Generic synonyms: Musical Note, Note, Tone

Definition of Minim

1. n. Anything very minute; as, the minims of existence; -- applied to animalcula; and the like.

2. a. Minute.

Definition of Minim

1. Noun. (music) A half note, drawn as a semibreve with a stem. ¹

2. Noun. A unit of volume, in the Imperial and U.S. customary systems, 1/60 fluid drachm. Approximately equal to 1 drop, 62 ?L or 0.9 grain (weight) of water. ¹

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Definition of Minim

1. a unit of liquid measure [n -S]

Medical Definition of Minim

1. 1. Anything very minute; as, the minims of existence; applied to animalcula; and the like. 2. The smallest liquid measure, equal to about one drop; the sixtieth part of a fluid drachm. 3. A small fish; a minnow. 4. A little man or being; a dwarf. 5. One of an austere order of mendicant hermits of friars founded in the 15th century by St. Francis of Paola. 6. A time note, formerly the shortest in use; a half note, equal to half a semibreve, or two quarter notes or crotchets. 7. A short poetical encomium. Origin: F. Minime, L. Minimus the least, smallest, a superl. Of minor: cf. It. Minima a note in music. See Minor, and cf. Minimum. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Minim

minim (current term)
minim rest
minim rests
minimal-change disease
minimal-change nephrotic syndrome
minimal air
minimal alveolar concentration
minimal amplitude nystagmus
minimal anaesthetic concentration

Literary usage of Minim

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1908)
"The first bar must begin with a minim rest, followed by a minim in Perfect Concord with the Canto formo ; which minim must be tied to the first minim in the ..."

2. An Ephemeris of Materia Medica, Pharmacy, Therapeutics and Collateral by Edawrd P. Squibbs (1885)
"Suppose a minim of fluid extract of aconite root, equal to one grain of the powdered root, be required to be administered to a patient every two hours ..."

3. A History of Criticism and Literary Taste in Europe from the Earliest Texts by George Saintsbury (1902)
"The growth of criticism minim." in Dick, his gradual proficiency in all the critical commonplaces of his day (it is to be observed that Johnson, ..."

4. A Treatise on pharmacy: Designed as a Text-book for the Student, and as a by Edward Parrish (1874)
"minim measure. Graduated measures of block tin, having ridges on their inner surfaces marking the quantities, are much used by German pharmacists, ..."

5. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman, Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress) (1898)
"Knowing how much drug is represented by one minim, we may easily calculate how much is held ... In one minim there is TJT of that amount, or /Д of a grain, ..."

6. The American Homœopathic Pharmacopœia (1904)
"1 minim of the 1st potency and 99 minims of alcohol give the 2d potency. All following potencies are prepared with one minim of the preceding potency to ..."

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