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minutely1

[min-it-lee]
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adjective
  1. occurring every minute.
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adverb
  1. every minute; minute by minute.
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Origin of minutely1

First recorded in 1590–1600; minute1 + -ly

minutely2

[mahy-noot-lee, -nyoot-, mi-]
adverb
  1. in a minute manner, form, or degree; in minute detail.
  2. into tiny or very small pieces.
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Origin of minutely2

First recorded in 1590–1600; minute2 + -ly
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  • The land is minutely divided, many possessing a cottage and field only.

    In the Heart of Vosges

    Matilda Betham-Edwards

  • Apparently, he was studying it minutely; in reality he was lost in thought.

    The Channings

    Mrs. Henry Wood

  • We minutely questioned well-informed Freelanders upon the subject.

    Freeland

    Theodor Hertzka

  • The columella is present and the spores are round and minutely warted.

  • He pressed closer to the quarsteel and examined it minutely.

    Under Arctic Ice

    H.G. Winter


British Dictionary definitions for minutely

minutely1

adverb
  1. in great detail
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minutely2

adjective
  1. occurring every minute
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adverb
  1. every minute
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