-or; -our (primarily British)
(Latin: a suffix; state of, result of; he who, that which)
2. Relating to something which does not involve serious risk to one’s life: Laurel has a minor illness that requires her to stay in bed for just a few days.
The company employed a young coal digger who was the first minor miner to be hired in several years.
2. Etymology: from Catalan mirar, "to view" and Spanish, "to look"; from Latin mirari, "to wonder at".
2. A word, as a structural element in a sentence, that indicates a denial: In order to make her statement more effective, Jane's mother used the negator and said, "NO!"
2. In electricity, in a polyphase system, a conductor which does not carry a current unless the system becomes unbalanced.
2. A receptor that is stimulated by injury; a receptor for pain.
The pain circuit extends from the body's periphery; including the skin and other tissues outside the central nervous system; to the spinal cord and the brain.
In a healthy system, a tissue injury causes pain-sensing nerve cells, or nociceptors, to send a pain-signal message to nerve cells in the dorsal horn of the spinal cord, which in turn pass the message to the brain, which interprets it as pain.
In erythromelagia and other peripheral neuropathies, malfunctions in the nociceptor cells send pain signals even when there is no injury.
An Obliviator is the designation for a Ministry of Magic employee who has the task of modifying the memory of a Muggle after witnessing incidents belonging to the magic world.
A Muggle is a term, sometimes used in a pejorative manner, from the fictional Harry Potter series of books that refers to a human who is a member of the non-magical community.
2. A substance that emits a sweet smell or scent; a perfume; especially, incense, spice, ointment, etc.; also, an odoriferous flower.
3. A smell or scent, whether pleasant or unpleasant.
2. The owner or manager of a business or an industrial enterprise.
3. Someone who deals aggressively in stocks or commodities.
4. A person who is adept at accomplishing goals through shrewd or unscrupulous maneuvers.
5. In mathematics, a function, especially one from a set to itself; such as, differentiation of a differentiable function or rotation of a vector.
6. In genetics, a chromosomal segment of DNA that regulates the activity of the structural genes of an operon by interacting with a specific repressor.
2. Someone who gives speeches; especially, somebody skilled in giving formal, ceremonial, or persuasive public addresses.