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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* 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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