the sixtieth part (1/60) of an hour; sixty seconds.
an indefinitely short space of time: Wait a minute!
minutes, the official record of the proceedings at a meeting of a society, committee, or other group.
Chiefly British. a written summary, note, or memorandum.
a rough draft, as of a document.
Geometry. the sixtieth part of a degree of angular measure, often represented by the sign ′, as in 12° 10′, which is read as 12 degrees and 10 minutes.: Compare angle1 (def. 1c).
to time exactly, as movements or speed.
to make a draft of (a document or the like).
to record in a memorandum; note down.
to enter in the minutes of a meeting.
prepared in a very short time: minute pudding.
Idioms about minute
- un·min·ut·ed, adjective
Other definitions for minute (2 of 2)
- mi·nute·ness, noun
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How to use minute in a sentence
The minute you start stimulating the brain, you are going to be changing people’s minds.People are concerned about tech tinkering with our minds | Laura Sanders | February 11, 2021 | Science News For Students
“I started learning patients’ minute-renewal schedules,” Winford said in an interview.
Its maximum print speed is 35 pages per minute and features auto-duplex printing and a color touchscreen display that will connect your scans to Google Drive, Dropbox, Facebook, OneDrive, and more.Best all-in-one printer: Upgrade your home office with these multitasking machines | Carsen Joenk | February 8, 2021 | Popular-Science
One problem with Fake Famous is that, clocking in at under 90 minutes, it barely gives viewers a sense of what the subjects are like as people.What HBO’s Fake Famous Doesn’t Understand About Young People and Influencer Culture | Judy Berman | February 4, 2021 | Time
Regulators and politicians have questioned their growth and data collection, and their power over the most minute aspects of people’s lives.With Bezos out as Amazon CEO, Zuckerberg is the last man standing | Elizabeth Dwoskin | February 3, 2021 | Washington Post
Whatever happened overtook them both within a minute or so of that altitude change request, and they were never heard from again.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly? | Clive Irving | January 4, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
“The play contains one five minute scene about James Hewitt,” Conway says.Harry’s Daddy, and Diana’s ‘Murder’: Royal Rumors In a New Play | Tom Sykes | January 4, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
I did a ten minute scene in his class: the guy who had gangrene in his leg in The Snows of Kilimanjaro.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile | Robert Ward | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Could you talk a minute about the notion of being an unreliable narrator?Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination | Mindy Farabee | December 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“The beginning of that piece is one minute of cellos and violas,” he says.‘Mozart in the Jungle’: Inside Amazon’s Brave New World of Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music | Kevin Fallon | December 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
After a minute's pause, while he stood painfully silent, she resumed in great emotion.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
I assure you, no matter how beautifully we play any piece, the minute Liszt plays it, you would scarcely recognize it!Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
By the time I had done my toilette there was a tap at the door, and in another minute I was in the salle--manger.
The remaining one struggled for another half-minute, and flared up in one last, desperate effort.The Boarded-Up House | Augusta Huiell Seaman
Words are often everywhere as the minute-hands of the soul, more important than even the hour-hands of action.Pearls of Thought | Maturin M. Ballou
British Dictionary definitions for minute (1 of 2)
a period of time equal to 60 seconds; one sixtieth of an hour
Also called: minute of arc a unit of angular measure equal to one sixtieth of a degree: Symbol: ′
any very short period of time; moment
a short note or memorandum
the distance that can be travelled in a minute: it's only two minutes away
up to the minute (up-to-the-minute when prenominal) very latest or newest
to record in minutes: to minute a meeting
to time in terms of minutes
- See also minutes
British Dictionary definitions for minute (2 of 2)
very small; diminutive; tiny
precise or detailed: a minute examination
- minuteness, noun
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Scientific definitions for minute
A unit of time equal to 160 of an hour or 60 seconds.♦ A sidereal minute is 160 of a sidereal hour, and a mean solar minute is 160 of a mean solar hour. See more at sidereal time solar time.
A unit of angular measurement, such as longitude or right ascension, that is equal to 160 of a degree or 60 seconds.
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Other Idioms and Phrases with minute
see at the last minute; every minute counts; just a minute; mile a minute; wait a minute.
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