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minute meaning and definition

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Definition of minute (noun)

  1. a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour
    • "he ran a 4 minute mile"
    • synonyms: min
  2. an indefinitely short time
    • "wait just a moment"; "in a mo"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit"
    • synonyms: bit, mo, moment, second
  3. a particular point in time
  4. a unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degree
  5. a short note
    • "the secretary keeps the minutes of the meeting"
  6. distance measured by the time taken to cover it
    • "we live an hour from the airport"; "its just 10 minutes away"
    • synonyms: hour

MINUTE adjective

Definition of minute (adjective)

  1. infinitely or immeasurably small
    • "two minute whiplike threads of protoplasm"; "reduced to a microscopic scale"
    • synonyms: infinitesimal
  2. characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination
    • "a minute inspection of the grounds"; "a narrow scrutiny"; "an exact and minute report"
    • synonyms: narrow
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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