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Dictionary definition for: Minute

1. (n) a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour; "he ran a 4 minute mile"

2. (s) infinitely or immeasurably small; "two minute whiplike threads of protoplasm" "reduced to a microscopic scale"

3. (n) an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment" "it only takes a minute" "in just a bit"

4. (s) immeasurably small

5. (n) a particular point in time; "the moment he arrived the party began"

6. (s) characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination; "a minute inspection of the grounds" "a narrow scrutiny" "an exact and minute report"

7. (n) a unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degree

8. (n) a short note; "the secretary keeps the minutes of the meeting"

9. (n) 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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