Definition Of minute


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

he stood in the shower for twenty minutes

a sixtieth of a degree of angular measurement (symbol: ʹ).

To have any chance of affecting a pilot's vision, a would-be terrorist would have to be capable of keeping the beam pointed to an accuracy of 3 minutes of arc , one-tenth the diameter of a Full Moon.

a summarized record of the proceedings at a meeting.

The only written record are the minutes of the meeting taken by Mr Wilson.

extremely small.

a minute fraction of an inch

record or note (the proceedings of a meeting or a specified item among such proceedings).

the Secretary shall minute the proceedings of each meeting

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Example Of minute

  • A comprehensive scan will create an electronic image of the virtual relic which can be shared and analysed in minute detail by experts around the world.

  • A newborn baby has a tiny heart and minute organs, and there is no margin for error or carelessness.

  • An office minute recommending dissolution of this forum to take effect from early April 2007 is being drafted for Second Commissioner approval.

  • And if we - excuse me for a minute - and if we find a training camp, we'll take care of it.

  • And there are too many books for more than a minute fraction to be reviewed or even briefly noticed in the metropolitan media.

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