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English adjective: minute

1. minute infinitely or immeasurably small

SamplesTwo minute whiplike threads of protoplasm.
Reduced to a microscopic scale.


Similarlittle, small

Antonymsbig, large

2. minute characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination

SamplesA minute inspection of the grounds.
A narrow scrutiny.
An exact and minute report.




English noun: minute

1. minute (time) a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour

SamplesHe ran a 4 minute mile.


Broader (hypernym)time unit, unit of time

Part holonyms, sec, second

Part meronym60 minutes, hour, hr

2. minute (time) an indefinitely short time

SamplesWait just a moment.
In a mo.
It only takes a minute.
In just a bit.

Synonymsbit, mo, moment, second

Broader (hypernym)time

Narrower (hyponym)blink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, New York minute, split second, trice, twinkling, wink

3. minute (time) a particular point in time

SamplesThe moment he arrived the party began.

Synonymsinstant, moment, second

Broader (hypernym)point, point in time

Narrower (hyponym)climax, culmination, eleventh hour, last minute, moment of truth, moment of truth, pinpoint, psychological moment, time

4. minute (quantity) a unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degree

Synonymsarcminute, minute of arc

Broader (hypernym)angular unit

Part holonymarcsecond, second

Part meronymarcdegree, degree

5. minute (communication) a short note

SamplesThe secretary keeps the minutes of the meeting.

Broader (hypernym)note

6. minute (attribute) distance measured by the time taken to cover it

SamplesWe live an hour from the airport.
Its just 10 minutes away.


Broader (hypernym)distance

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