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  1. mi·nute
    IPA[ˈminit]
  2. noun

    • 1. a period of time equal to sixty seconds or a sixtieth of an hour:

      he stood in the shower for twenty minutes in ten minutes' time he could be on his way
    • 2. the distance covered in sixty seconds by someone driving or walking:

      the hotel is situated just ten minutes from the center of the resort
    • 3. a very short time:

      come and sit down for a minute
      Synonym : moment, short time, little while, second, bit, instant, sec, nanosecond, jiffy, jiff, tick, mo, two ticks
    • 4. an instant or a point of time:

      she had been laughing one minute and crying the next
      Synonym : point in time, point, moment, instant, time, juncture, stage
    • 5. a sixtieth of a degree of angular measurement (symbol: ʹ):

      Delta Lyrae is a double star with a separation of over 10 minutes of arc
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: minute, plural noun: minutes

    • adjective

      extremely small:

      so small as to verge on insignificance:

    • noun

      a summarized record of the proceedings at a meeting.

      an official memorandum authorizing or recommending a course of action.

    • verb

      record or note (the proceedings of a meeting or a specified item among such proceedings):
    • noun

      a period of time equal to sixty seconds or a sixtieth of an hour:

      the distance covered in a minute by someone driving or walking:

    • noun

      a summarized record of the proceedings at a meeting:

      an official memorandum authorizing or recommending a course of action.

    • verb

      record (the proceedings of a meeting):

      send a memorandum to (someone):

    • adjective

      extremely small:

      so small as to be insignificant:

    • noun

      the latest possible time before an event:
    • adjective

      done or occurring at the latest possible time before an event:
    • noun

      the hand on a watch or clock which indicates minutes.
    • noun

      a gun fired at intervals of a minute, especially at a funeral.
    • noun

      the latest possible time before an event:
    • adjective

      done or occurring at the latest possible time before an event:
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