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min·ute 1

 (mĭn′ĭt)
n.
1. A unit of time equal to one sixtieth of an hour, or 60 seconds.
2. A unit of angular measurement equal to one sixtieth of a degree, or 60 seconds. Also called arcminute, minute of arc.
3. A measure of the distance one can cover in a minute: lives ten minutes from school.
4. A short interval of time; moment. See Synonyms at moment.
5. A specific point in time: Stop that this minute!
6. A note or summary covering points to be remembered; a memorandum.
7. minutes An official record of the proceedings of a meeting.
tr.v. min·ut·ed, min·ut·ing, min·utes
To record in a memorandum or the minutes of a meeting.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin (pars) minūta (prīma), (first) minute (part), from Latin minūta, feminine of minūtus, small; see minute2.]

mi·nute 2

 (mī-no͞ot′, -nyo͞ot′, mĭ-)
adj.
1. Exceptionally small; tiny. See Synonyms at small.
2. Not worthy of notice; insignificant: a minute problem.
3. Characterized by careful scrutiny and close examination: held a minute inspection of the grounds.

[Middle English, from Latin minūtus, past participle of minuere, to lessen; see mei- in Indo-European roots.]

mi·nute′ly adv.
mi·nute′ness n.

minutes

(ˈmɪnɪts)
pl n
an official record of the proceedings of a meeting, conference, convention, etc
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.minutes - a written account of what transpired at a meetingminutes - a written account of what transpired at a meeting
written account, written record - a written document preserving knowledge of facts or events
minute book - a book in which minutes have been written
Congressional Record - a published written account of the speeches and debates and votes of the United States Congress
Hansard - the official published verbatim report of the proceedings of a parliamentary body; originally of the British Parliament; "the Canadian Hansard is published in both English and French"
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In a few minutes it really did seem as if kind spirits had been at work there.
Five minutes passed before he felt sure enough of himself to call to her.
Well, he certainly is having some conversation," reflected Ned, as, after more than five minutes, Tom's ear was still at the receiver of the instrument, into the transmitter of which he had said only a few words.
He cut bands all right for a few minutes, and then, Mrs.
For many minutes the intricacy of the route admitted of no further dialogue; after which they emerged from the broad border of underbrush which grew along the line of the highway, and entered under the high but dark arches of the forest.
If you in the morning Throw minutes away, You can't pick them up In the course of a day.
In ten minutes more Jurgis had pulled off his coat and overshirt, and set his teeth together and gone to work.
If you stir - if you so much as wink - for four whole minutes, I'll bite you
These weird apparitions had been handsome youths, clad in fashionable attire, fifteen minutes before, but now they did not resemble any beings one ever sees unless in nightmares.
It warn't no towhead that you could float by in ten minutes.
When I had gone fifteen minutes I says to myself, there's more'n a mile behind me, and everything quiet.
The impertinence of the Eltons, which for a few minutes had threatened to ruin the rest of her evening, had been the occasion of some of its highest satisfactions; and she looked forward to another happy resultthe cure of Harriet's infatuation.