The term minor (from Latin "smaller, lesser") has several meanings:
Minor is a legal term for a young person, see Minor (law). Hence a younger brother or sister in British public school slang. The opposite is Major.
- In academia, a minor is a secondary focus of a Bachelor's degree; the primary focus is a major.
- In mathematics:
Minor is a scale, chord, or interval in music, see Minor scale, minor chord, minor third, minor sixth, relative minor or major, parallel minor/major. As opposed to major.
- In English Change Ringing, Minor refers to a method rung on six church bells.