minim


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Minim \Min"im\, a.
   Minute. "Minim forms." --J. R. Drake.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Minim \Min"im\, n. [F. minime, L. minimus the least, smallest, a
   superl. of minor: cf. It. minima a note in music. See
   Minor, and cf. Minimum.]
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   1. Anything very minute; as, the minims of existence; --
      applied to animalcula; and the like.
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   2. The smallest liquid measure, equal to about one drop; the
      sixtieth part of a fluid drachm, equal to one
      four-hundred-eightieth of a fluid ounce, or 0.06161
      milliliter (U. S. measure) or 0.05919 milliliters (British
      measure).
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   3. (Zool.) A small fish; a minnow. [Prov. Eng.]
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   4. A little man or being; a dwarf. [Obs.] --Milton.
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   5. (Eccl. Hist.) One of an austere order of mendicant hermits
      or friars founded in the 15th century by St. Francis of
      Paola.
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   6. (Mus.) A time note, formerly the shortest in use; a half
      note, equal to half a semibreve, or two quarter notes or
      crotchets.
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   7. A short poetical encomium. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Minnow \Min"now\, n. [OE. menow, cf. AS. myne; also OE. menuse,
   OF. menuise small fish; akin to E. minish, minute.] [Written
   also minow.]
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   1. (Zool.) A small European fresh-water cyprinoid fish
      (Phoxinus laevis, formerly Leuciscus phoxinus);
      sometimes applied also to the young of larger kinds; --
      called also minim and minny. The name is also applied
      to several allied American species, of the genera
      Phoxinus, Notropis, or Minnilus, and Rhinichthys.
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   2. (Zool.) Any of numerous small American cyprinodont fishes
      of the genus Fundulus, and related genera. They live
      both in fresh and in salt water. Called also killifish,
      minny, and mummichog.
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