minute: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (min'it), [key]
— n., v., adj. -ut•ed, -ut•ing,
- the sixtieth part () of an hour; sixty seconds.
- an indefinitely short space of time: Wait a minute!
- an exact point in time; instant; moment: Come here this minute!
- the official record of the proceedings at a meeting of a society, committee, or other group.
- a written summary, note, or memorandum.
- a rough draft, as of a document.
- the sixtieth part of a degree of angular measure, often represented by the sign &minsym;, as in 12° 10&minsym;, which is read as 12 degrees and 10 minutes. Cf.(def. 1c).
- modern; up-to-date: The building design is up to the minute.
- to time exactly, as movements or speed.
- to make a draft of (a document or the like).
- to record in a memorandum; note down.
- to enter in the minutes of a meeting.
- prepared in a very short time: minute pudding.
Pronunciation: (mī-nt', -nyt', mi-), [key]
— -nut•er, -nut•est.
- extremely small, as in size, amount, extent, or degree: minute differences.
- of minor importance; insignificant; trifling.
- attentive to or concerned with even the smallest details: a minute examination.
- minute (Thesaurus)
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