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English adjective: minute

1. minute infinitely or immeasurably small


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


Synonymsinfinitesimal


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.


Synonymsnarrow


Similarcareful


Antonymscareless


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.


Synonymsmin


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.


Synonymshour


Broader (hypernym)distance









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