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[ min-it-lee ]


  1. occurring every minute.


  1. every minute; minute by minute.



[ mahy-noot-lee, -nyoot-, mi- ]


  1. in a minute manner, form, or degree; in minute detail.
  2. into tiny or very small pieces.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of minutely1

First recorded in 1590–1600; minute 1 + -ly

Origin of minutely2

First recorded in 1590–1600; minute 2 + -ly

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Example Sentences

In the space between heartbeats, two or three of the boys leap forward from the group, only to fall back again in a minutely timed hydraulic swoon.

From Time

Levi-Montalcini’s bedroom discoveries were the turning point in humankind’s understanding that our nervous system is minutely shaped by death.

Page by page, Woolever diminishes Bourdain’s celebrity in favor of the minutely observed, the subjective and contradictory, composing the story on a human scale and leaving the legend aside.

From Eater

Daneri is using the Aleph to write a terrible poem that minutely and pointlessly describes everything on earth.

Polonsky's work is so minutely detailed that it doesn't lend themselves to easy description.

If you wish, I will send a copy of the certificate of the duty done by this engine, which states very minutely every circumstance.

And this becomes sufficiently obvious when the circumstances attending the exhaustion of the soil are minutely examined.

But it would be digressing beyond a proper boundary, to go minutely into this subject here.

But when more minutely examined, it becomes apparent that the facts on which it is founded are of a very uncertain character.

The eye is fitted both to gaze at the stars millions of miles away and minutely examine objects only a few inches distant.





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