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minute meaning

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  • The minute is a unit of time or of angle.
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  • NounPLminutesSUF-té
    1. A unit of time equal to sixty seconds (one-sixtieth of an hour).
      1. You have twenty minutes to complete the test.
    2. A short but unspecified time period.
      1. Wait a minute, I’m not ready yet!
    3. A unit of angle equal to one-sixtieth of a degree.
      1. We need to be sure these maps are accurate to within one minute of arc.
    4. (in the plural, minutes) A (usually formal) written record of a meeting.
      1. Let’s look at the minutes of last week’s meeting.
    5. A unit of purchase on a telephone or other network, especially a cell phone network, roughly equivalent in gross form to sixty seconds' use of the network.
      1. If you buy this phone, you’ll get 100 free minutes.
    6. A point in time; a moment.
      1. A nautical or a geographic mile.
        1. An old coin, a half farthing.
          1. OBS A very small part of anything, or anything very small; a jot; a whit.
            1. (architecture) A fixed part of a module.
            2. VerbSGminutesPRminutingPT, PPminuted
              1. VT Of an event, to write in a memo or the minutes of a meeting.
                1. I’ll minute this evening’s meeting.
              2. To set down a short sketch or note of; to jot down; to make a minute or a brief summary of.
              3. AdjectiveCOMminuterSUPminutest
                1. Very small.
                  1. They found only minute quantities of chemical residue on his clothing. ‎
                2. Very careful and exact, giving small details.
                  1. The single-imaging optic of the mammalian eye offers some distinct visual advantages. Such lenses can take in photons from a wide range of angles, increasing light sensitivity. They also have high spatial resolution, resolving incoming images in minute detail.
              4. More Examples
                1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                  • It’s for an eight-inch pan, and the only thing you need to fear is overbaking; somewhere between 20 and 25 minutes is just about right.
                  • The neighborhood, a blocky parcel formerly known as Trains Meadows and about 30 minutes by subway from Midtown Manhattan, was created in the early 20th century as a suburblike development.
                  • We expressed our readiness, and in ten minutes were in the station wagon, rolling rapidly down the long drive, for it was then after nine. We passed on the way the van of the guests from Asquith.
                2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                  • Minute quantities of chiral molecules such as amino acid L-alanine and limonene transform the racemic array of left- and right-twisted tactoids into a homochiral set.
                3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                  • These guys don't mess around! They finished the whole job in ten minutes.
                  • It took changes from Wenger and a rare defensive lapse from Everton before Arsenal finally turned the game around with two goals in the space of five minutes.
                  • The sections were then washed in running water and counterdyed with eosin for 15 minutes.

              Meaning of minute for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "minute" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Adjectives
                  • Nouns
                    • Countable nouns
                    • Verbs
                      • Transitive verbs
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