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Minute

Minute Meaning & Definition
Minute Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Minute?

[n] distance measured by the time taken to cover it; "we live an hour from the airport"; "its just 10 minutes away"
[n] a short note; "the secretary keeps the minutes of the meeting"
[n] a unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degree
[n] a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour; "he ran a 4 minute mile"
[n] a particular point in time; "the moment he arrived the party began"
[n] an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit"
[adj] characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination; "a minute inspection of the grounds"; "a narrow scrutiny"; "an exact and minute report"
[adj] infinitely or immeasurably small; "two minute whiplike threads of protoplasm"; "reduced to a microscopic scale"
[adj] immeasurably small

Synonyms | Synonyms for Minute: arcminute | atomic | atomlike | bit | careful | hour | infinitesimal | little | microscopic | microscopical | min | minute of arc | moment | narrow | small

Related Terms | Find terms related to Minute: absolute | abundant year | academic year | accurate | all the rage | annum | attentive | baby | back-burner | balance | balance the books | bantam | bell | bissextile year | bitsy | bitty | blow-by-blow | book | breath | breathing | calendar | calendar month | calendar year | capitalize | careful | carry | carry over | carve | cast up accounts | catalog | ceaseless | century | certain | chalk | chalk up | charge off | check in | chronicle | close | close out | close the books | common year | concrete | conscientious | constant | continuous | cool | correct | coup | crack | credit | critical | cut | day | debit | decade | decennary | decennium | defective year | defined | definite | delicate | demanding | detailed | determinate | different | diminutive | dinky | dispensable | distinct | distinguished | docket | document | double entry | engrave | enroll | enscroll | enter | entry | esoteric | especial | exact | exacting | exceptional | exigent | express | exquisite | extraordinary | fashionable | fateful moment | file | fill out | fine | finical | finicking | finicky | fiscal year | fixed | flash | fortnight | full | fussy | grave | half a jiffy | half a mo | half a second | half a shake | hep | hip | hot | hour | immaterial | impanel | in | in fashion | in style | in vogue | inappreciable | incessant | incise | inconsequential | inconsiderable | index | individual | inessential | inferior | infinitesimal | inner | inscribe | insert | insignificant | instant | interminable | interval | intimate | irrelevant | item | itemized | itsy-bitsy | itty-bitty | jiff | jiffy | jot down | journal | journalize | juncture | kairos | keep books | latest | leap year | least | light | Lilliputian | list | little | log | lunar month | lunar year | lunation | luster | lustrum | make a memorandum | make a note | make an entry | make out | man-hour | mark down | matriculate | memorandum | mere | meticulous | micro | microscopic | microsecond | millennium | millisecond | mini | miniature | minor | minuscule | minutely | minutes | modern | moment | moment of truth | month | moon | narrow | negligible | newest | nice | nonessential | not vital | notation | note | note down | notes | noteworthy | now | particular | particularized | peewee | period | personal | petit | petty | picayune | piddling | pint-sized | place upon record | point | poll | post | post up | precise | precisianistic | precisionistic | pregnant moment | private | proceedings | psychological moment | punctilious | punctual | put down | put in writing | put on paper | put on tape | quarter | quinquennium | record | reduce to writing | refined | register | regular year | religious | respective | resume | rigid | rigorous | scrupulous | scrutinizing | season | sec | second | semester | session | set down | several | shake | sidereal year | single entry | singular | slight | small | small-beer | smart | solar year | solipsistic | space | span | special | specific | spell | split second | stage | stretch | strict | strike a balance | stroke | stylish | subtle | summary | sun | tabulate | take down | tape | tape-record | technical | teensy-weensy | teeny | teeny-weeny | term | the time | thorough | tick | time | time lag | time of day | time signal | tiniest | tiny | transactions | transcribe | transcript | trendy | trice | trifling | trimester | trivial | twelvemonth | twink | twinkle | twinkling | twitch | two shakes | unceasing | unessential | unimportant | unimpressive | unintermitted | uninterrupted | unnoteworthy | videotape | wee | week | weekday | while | wink | with it | write | write down | write in | write out | write up | year

See Also | 60 minutes | angular unit | arcdegree | arcsecond | blink of an eye | climax | culmination | degree | distance | flash | hour | hr | instant | jiffy | moment of truth | New York minute | note | pinpoint | point | point in time | psychological moment | s | sec | second | second | split second | time | time unit | trice | twinkling | unit of time | wink

Minute In Webster's Dictionary

\Min"ute\ (?; 277), n. [LL. minuta a small portion, small coin, fr. L. minutus small: cf. F. minute. See 4th {Minute}.] 1. The sixtieth part of an hour; sixty seconds. (Abbrev. m.; as, 4 h. 30 m.) Four minutes, that is to say, minutes of an hour. --Chaucer. 2. The sixtieth part of a degree; sixty seconds (Marked thus ('); as, 10[deg] 20'). 3. A nautical or a geographic mile. 4. A coin; a half farthing. [Obs.] --Wyclif (Mark xii. 42) 5. A very small part of anything, or anything very small; a jot; a tittle. [Obs.] Minutes and circumstances of his passion. --Jer. Taylor. 6. A point of time; a moment. I go this minute to attend the king. --Dryden. 7. The memorandum; a record; a note to preserve the memory of anything; as, to take minutes of a contract; to take minutes of a conversation or debate. 8. (Arch.) A fixed part of a module. See {Module}. Note: Different writers take as the minute one twelfth, one eighteenth, one thirtieth, or one sixtieth part of the module.
\Min"ute\, a. Of or pertaining to a minute or minutes; occurring at or marking successive minutes. {Minute bell}, a bell tolled at intervals of a minute, as to give notice of a death or a funeral. {Minute book}, a book in which written minutes are entered. {Minute glass}, a glass measuring a minute or minutes by the running of sand. {Minute gun}, a discharge of a cannon repeated every minute as a sign of distress or mourning. {Minute hand}, the long hand of a watch or clock, which makes the circuit of the dial in an hour, and marks the minutes.
\Min"ute\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Minuted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Minuting}.] To set down a short sketch or note of; to jot down; to make a minute or a brief summary of. The Empress of Russia, with her own hand, minuted an edict for universal tolerance. --Bancroft.
\Mi*nute"\, a. [L. minutus, p. p. of minuere to lessen. See {Minish}, {Minor}, and cf. {Menu}, {Minuet}.] 1. Very small; little; tiny; fine; slight; slender; inconsiderable. ``Minute drops.'' --Milton. 2. Attentive to small things; paying attention to details; critical; particular; precise; as, a minute observer; minute observation. Syn: Little; diminutive; fine; critical; exact; circumstantial; particular; detailed. Usage: {Minute}, {Circumstantial}, {Particular}. A circumstantial account embraces all the leading events; a particular account includes each event and movement, though of but little importance; a minute account goes further still, and omits nothing as to person, time, place, adjuncts, etc.

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