Minute

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Minute Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • distance measured by the time taken to cover it; "we live an hour from the airport"; "its just 10 minutes away"
  • a short note; "the secretary keeps the minutes of the meeting"
  • a unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degree
  • a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour; "he ran a 4 minute mile"
  • a particular point in time; "the moment he arrived the party began"
  • an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit"
  • characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination; "a minute inspection of the grounds"; "a narrow scrutiny"; "an exact and minute report"
  • infinitely or immeasurably small; "two minute whiplike threads of protoplasm"; "reduced to a microscopic scale"
  • immeasurably small

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour; "he ran a 4 minute mile" ,
  • an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit" ,
  • a particular point in time; "the moment he arrived the party began" ,
  • a unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degree ,
  • a short note; "the secretary keeps the minutes of the meeting" ,
  • distance measured by the time taken to cover it; "we live an hour from the airport"; "its just 10 minutes away"

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Minute Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A minute is a customary unit of time, it is equal to 60 seconds and there are 60 minutes in an hour. Unlike the second, the hour is not an SI unit.

A minute is also 1/60 of a degree.



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'Minute' example sentence in quotations


* When you are in any contest you should work as if there were - to the very last minute - a chance to lose it. - Dwight D Eisenhower

* Fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run. - Rudyard Kipling

* A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain. - Mark Twain


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Minute Sample Sentences in News


  • Last Minute Travel Deals App Expands Its Worldwide Hotel Inventory Leading Up to the Holidays
    Last Minute Travel, a leader in last minute travel deals on hotels, flights, vacation homes, cruises, car rentals, activities and other travel products, today announced that it has added Wyndham Hotels to the inventory available on its mobile app - adding over 5,500 new hotels in 55 different countries. Read more on this news related to 'Minute'
  • Dog in one-minute crossbow operation
    The delicate operation to remove a crossbow bolt from a dog's head "took just one minute", the RSPCA says. Read more on this news related to 'Minute'
  • C's, Nets play experimental 44-minute game
    The Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 95-90 in an experimental, 44-minute preseason game on Sunday afternoon at Barclays Center. Read more on this news related to 'Minute'

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