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Noun: minute
  1. A unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour
    "he ran a 4 minute mile";
    - min
     
  2. An indefinitely short time
    "it only takes a minute";
    - moment, mo, second, bit
     
  3. A particular point in time
    "the minute he arrived the party began";
    - moment, second, instant
     
  4. A unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degree
    - arcminute, minute of arc
     
  5. A short note
    "the secretary keeps the minutes of the meeting"
     
  6. Distance measured by the time taken to cover it
    "its just 10 minutes away";
    - hour
Adjective: minute (minuter,minutest)
  1. Infinitely or immeasurably small
    "two minute whiplike threads of protoplasm";
    - infinitesimal
     
  2. Characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination
    "a minute inspection of the grounds"; "an exact and minute report";
    - narrow
Verb: minute
  1. Record in the minutes (of a meeting)
     
  2. Send a short note

Derived forms: minuting, minutest, minutes, minuter, minuted

See also: careful, little, small

Type of: angular unit, distance, note, point, point in time, time, time unit, unit of time

Part of: 60 minutes, arcdegree, degree, hour, hr

Encyclopedia: Minute