A musical note having the time value of half a whole note; SYN. minim.
In music, a note value half the duration of a whole note. It is written as an empty white note-head with a stem. It is the basic unit of beat for the following meters: 2/2, 4/2, and cut time (alla breve).
ETYM French minime, Latin minimus the least, smallest, a superl. of minor: cf. Italian minima a note in music. Related to Minor, Minimum.
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.
Unit of liquid volume equal to 1/480 fluid ounces.