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EN[ˈmɪnɪt] [-ɪnɪt] [maɪˈnjuːt] [maɪˈn(j)ut] [-uːt]
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  • The minute is a unit of time or of angle. As a unit of time, the minute is equal to 1⁄60 (the first sexagesimal fraction) of an hour or 60 seconds.
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    Definition of minute in English Dictionary

  • NounPLminutesSUF-té
    1. A unit of time equal to sixty seconds (one-sixtieth of an hour).
      1. You have twenty minutes to complete the test.
    2. A short but unspecified time period.
      1. Wait a minute, I’m not ready yet!
    3. A unit of angle equal to one-sixtieth of a degree.
      1. We need to be sure these maps are accurate to within one minute of arc.
    4. (in the plural, minutes) A (usually formal) written record of a meeting.
      1. Let’s look at the minutes of last week’s meeting.
    5. A unit of purchase on a telephone or other network, especially a cell phone network, roughly equivalent in gross form to sixty seconds' use of the network.
      1. If you buy this phone, you’ll get 100 free minutes.
    6. A point in time; a moment.
      1. A nautical or a geographic mile.
        1. An old coin, a half farthing.
          1. OBS A very small part of anything, or anything very small; a jot; a whit.
            1. (architecture) A fixed part of a module.
            2. VerbSGminutesPRminutingPT, PPminuted
              1. VT Of an event, to write in a memo or the minutes of a meeting.
                1. I’ll minute this evening’s meeting.
              2. To set down a short sketch or note of; to jot down; to make a minute or a brief summary of.
              3. AdjectiveCOMminuterSUPminutest
                1. Very small.
                  1. They found only minute quantities of chemical residue on his clothing. ‎
                2. Very careful and exact, giving small details.
                  1. The single-imaging optic of the mammalian eye offers some distinct visual advantages. Such lenses can take in photons from a wide range of angles, increasing light sensitivity. They also have high spatial resolution, resolving incoming images in minute detail.
              4. More Examples
                1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                  • City felt they were victims of an injustice after 16 minutes when Silva's free-kick floated straight in, but French official Stephane Lannoy adjudged that Joleon Lescott had fouled keeper Jorg Butt.
                  • In a 23-16 loss in Detroit, Tampa Bay outgained the Lions, 422-278; Jeff Garcia outpassed Jon Kitna, 316-147; the Buccaneers had the ball for 11 minutes 40 seconds more.
                  • Within ten minutes of the accident, the vultures appeared and were organizing lawsuits.
                2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                  • Minute quantities of chiral molecules such as amino acid L-alanine and limonene transform the racemic array of left- and right-twisted tactoids into a homochiral set.
                3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                  • You need the report by this afternoon? No problem! I will whip one out for you in 10 minutes.
                  • I'll see if I can rustle up a meal before the guests start arriving in 30 minutes.
                  • Beating off is pretty much the best way to waste ten minutes.
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Adjectives
                  • Nouns
                    • Countable nouns
                    • Verbs
                      • Transitive verbs
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                    Meaning of minute for the defined word.

                    Grammatically, this word "minute" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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