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minim

1. a unit of fluid measure equal to one sixtieth of a drachm. It is approximately equal to one drop.
2. Music a note having the time value of half a semibreve

minim

[′min·əm]
(mechanics)
A unit of volume in the apothecaries' measure; equals ¹⁄₆₀ fluidram (approximately 0.061612 cubic centimeter) or about 1 drop (of water). Abbreviated min.
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Baltrusaitis's argument rests in part on the historical connection between Descartes and Mersenne, the Minim monk who was a consistently significant apologist within the Counter-Reformation Church for Galilean physics and who also served as a conduit for the exchange of scientific and philosophical ideas during the mid-seventeenth century via his prodigious correspondence.
We have seen that the overture (86) is followed by a symphony and the setting of the first line (30 + 24 = 54), making a large paragraph of 140 minims (86 + 54).
Minims started in September 2003 and are a children's choir for eight to 13-year-olds in the Tynedale area.
They apparently used time signatures only to indicate how fast crotchets and minims should go.
There, the true nature of a 'walking' bass of blackened minims unclarified by the incidence of even a single blackened semibreve was likewise identified by the insertion of a string of figure 3's to each group of three (blackened) minims.
The supply of Minims proxymetacaine/ fluorescein is expected to be depleted no later than March 2014.
the indivisible unit of vocal time], 9 minims of major proration and the tempus [breve] of the novenaria divisione'.
It shakes to its very roots the assumption that the minim equivalence of the French Ars Nova theory of Jehan des Murs and Philippe de Vitry (later defended by Tinctoris and Gaffurius) is universally applicable in the fifteenth century, and it offers a powerful new rationale for familiar solutions to tempo relationships in Renaissance music that have been argued for frequently by other means.
Additionally, minims are licenced for single-use and therefore can only be used on one patient at a given point.
As a method of drug delivery, minims are useful and popular, but in the case of fluorescein it's not the cost that has prevented me from using minims in the past.
B+L will continue to produce minims fluorescein sodium 1% and 2% eye drop solutions, and has agreed to work in partnership with the Optical Confederation to ensure adequate supplies are available.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has issued a Class 2 Drug Alert as Bausch + Lomb is recalling a batch of Minims Proxymetacaine hydrochloride 0.