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    minute - Dictionary definition and meaning for word minute

    Definition
    (noun) a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour
    Synonyms : min
    Example Sentence
    • he ran a 4 minute mile
    Definition
    (noun) an indefinitely short time
    Synonyms : bit , mo , moment , second
    Example Sentence
    • wait just a moment
    • in a mo
    • it only takes a minute
    • in just a bit
    Definition
    (noun) a particular point in time
    Synonyms : instant , moment , second
    Example Sentence
    • the moment he arrived the party began
    Definition
    (noun) a unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degree
    Synonyms : arcminute , minute of arc
    Definition
    (noun) a short note
    Example Sentence
    • the secretary keeps the minutes of the meeting
    Definition
    (noun) distance measured by the time taken to cover it
    Synonyms : hour
    Example Sentence
    • we live an hour from the airport
    • its just 10 minutes away
    Definition
    (adj) infinitely or immeasurably small
    Synonyms : infinitesimal
    Example Sentence
    • two minute whiplike threads of protoplasm
    • reduced to a microscopic scale
    Definition
    (adj) characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination
    Synonyms : narrow
    Example Sentence
    • a minute inspection of the grounds
    • a narrow scrutiny
    • an exact and minute report
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for minute

minu- means less or small

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