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Definition of minute:

  1. A coin; a half farthing.
  2. A fixed part of a module. See Module.
  3. A nautical or a geographic mile.
  4. A point of time; a moment.
  5. A very small part of anything, or anything very small; a jot; a tittle.
  6. Attentive to small things; paying attention to details; critical; particular; precise; as, a minute observer; minute observation.
  7. Of or pertaining to a minute or minutes; occurring at or marking successive minutes.
  8. The memorandum; a record; a note to preserve the memory of anything; as, to take minutes of a contract; to take minutes of a conversation or debate.
  9. The sixtieth part of a degree; sixty seconds ( Marked thus ( '); as, 10Á 20').
  10. The sixtieth part of an hour; sixty seconds. ( Abbrev. m.; as, 4 h. 30 m.)
  11. To set down a short sketch or note of; to jot down; to make a minute or a brief summary of.
  12. Very small; little; tiny; fine; slight; slender; inconsiderable.


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Usage examples:

  • " Just wait a minute, please.

    - "The Rector of St. Mark's", Mary J. Holmes.
  • Now, be off with you this minute.

    - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  • He'll be all right in a minute.

    - "Plays: Lady Frederick, The Explorer, A Man of Honor", William Somerset Maugham.