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min·ute 1

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-)
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.
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1. (Units) a period of time equal to 60 seconds; one sixtieth of an hour
2. (Units) Also called: minute of arc a unit of angular measure equal to one sixtieth of a degree. Symbol:
3. any very short period of time; moment
4. a short note or memorandum
5. the distance that can be travelled in a minute: it's only two minutes away.
6. up to the minute (up-to-the-minute when prenominal) very latest or newest
vb (tr)
7. to record in minutes: to minute a meeting.
8. to time in terms of minutes
[C14: from Old French from Medieval Latin minūta, n. use of Latin minūtus minute2]


1. very small; diminutive; tiny
2. unimportant; petty
3. precise or detailed: a minute examination.
[C15: from Latin minūtus, past participle of minuere to diminish]
miˈnuteness n
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(ˈmɪn ɪt)

n., v. -ut•ed, -ut•ing,
adj. n.
1. the sixtieth part (1/60) of an hour; 60 seconds.
2. an indefinitely short space of time: Wait a minute!
3. an exact point in time; instant; moment: Come here this minute!
4. minutes, the official record of the proceedings at a meeting of a society, committee, or other group.
5. an informal written notation; note; memorandum.
6. Geom. the sixtieth part of a degree of angular measure, often represented by the sign ~.
7. to time exactly, as movements or speed.
8. to record in a memorandum; note down.
9. to enter in the minutes of a meeting.
10. prepared in a very short time: minute pudding.
up to the minute, modern; up-to-date.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin minūta, n. use of feminine of minūtus minute2]


(maɪˈnut, -ˈnyut, mɪ-)

adj. -nut•er, -nut•est.
1. extremely small, as in size, amount, extent, or degree: minute differences.
2. of minor importance; insignificant; trifling.
3. attentive to or concerned with even the smallest details: a minute examination.
[1425–75; < Latin minūtus, past participle of minuere to reduce]
mi•nute′ness, n.
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1. A unit of time equal to 1/60 of an hour or 60 seconds.
2. A unit of angular measurement that is equal to 1/60 of a degree or 60 seconds.
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, second - Latin minutus, "small," came from minuere, "lessen," and the term pars minuta prima, "first small part," was applied to a 60th of a whole—a minute, originally of a circle and later of an hour; likewise, a second was originally a secunda minuta, a 60th of a 60th.
See also related terms for lessen.
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Past participle: minuted
Gerund: minuting

I minute
you minute
he/she/it minutes
we minute
you minute
they minute
I minuted
you minuted
he/she/it minuted
we minuted
you minuted
they minuted
Present Continuous
I am minuting
you are minuting
he/she/it is minuting
we are minuting
you are minuting
they are minuting
Present Perfect
I have minuted
you have minuted
he/she/it has minuted
we have minuted
you have minuted
they have minuted
Past Continuous
I was minuting
you were minuting
he/she/it was minuting
we were minuting
you were minuting
they were minuting
Past Perfect
I had minuted
you had minuted
he/she/it had minuted
we had minuted
you had minuted
they had minuted
I will minute
you will minute
he/she/it will minute
we will minute
you will minute
they will minute
Future Perfect
I will have minuted
you will have minuted
he/she/it will have minuted
we will have minuted
you will have minuted
they will have minuted
Future Continuous
I will be minuting
you will be minuting
he/she/it will be minuting
we will be minuting
you will be minuting
they will be minuting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been minuting
you have been minuting
he/she/it has been minuting
we have been minuting
you have been minuting
they have been minuting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been minuting
you will have been minuting
he/she/it will have been minuting
we will have been minuting
you will have been minuting
they will have been minuting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been minuting
you had been minuting
he/she/it had been minuting
we had been minuting
you had been minuting
they had been minuting
I would minute
you would minute
he/she/it would minute
we would minute
you would minute
they would minute
Past Conditional
I would have minuted
you would have minuted
he/she/it would have minuted
we would have minuted
you would have minuted
they would have minuted
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.minute - a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hourminute - a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour; "he ran a 4 minute mile"
time unit, unit of time - a unit for measuring time periods
60 minutes, hour, hr - a period of time equal to 1/24th of a day; "the job will take more than an hour"
s, sec, second - 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
2.minute - an indefinitely short timeminute - an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "in a mo"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit"
time - an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities); "he waited a long time"; "the time of year for planting"; "he was a great actor in his time"
instant, jiffy, New York minute, split second, trice, twinkling, wink, blink of an eye, heartbeat, flash - a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat); "if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"
3.minute - a particular point in timeminute - a particular point in time; "the moment he arrived the party began"
culmination - the decisive moment in a novel or play; "the deathbed scene is the climax of the play"
point in time, point - an instant of time; "at that point I had to leave"
eleventh hour, last minute - the latest possible moment; "money became available at the eleventh hour"; "at the last minute the government changed the rules"
moment of truth - a crucial moment on which much depends
moment of truth - the moment in a bullfight when the matador kills the bull
pinpoint - a very brief moment; "they were strangers sharing a pinpoint of time together"
time - a suitable moment; "it is time to go"
psychological moment - the most appropriate time for achieving a desired effect
4.minute - a unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degreeminute - a unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degree
angular unit - a unit of measurement for angles
arcdegree, degree - a measure for arcs and angles; "there are 360 degrees in a circle"
arcsecond, second - a 60th part of a minute of arc; "the treasure is 2 minutes and 45 seconds south of here"
5.minute - a short noteminute - a short note; "the secretary keeps the minutes of the meeting"
note - a brief written record; "he made a note of the appointment"
6.minute - distance measured by the time taken to cover it; "we live an hour from the airport"; "its just 10 minutes away"
distance - the property created by the space between two objects or points
Adj.1.minute - infinitely or immeasurably smallminute - infinitely or immeasurably small; "two minute whiplike threads of protoplasm"; "reduced to a microscopic scale"
little, small - limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a little dining room"; "a little house"; "a small car"; "a little (or small) group"
2.minute - characterized by painstaking care and detailed examinationminute - characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination; "a minute inspection of the grounds"; "a narrow scrutiny"; "an exact and minute report"
careful - exercising caution or showing care or attention; "they were careful when crossing the busy street"; "be careful to keep her shoes clean"; "did very careful research"; "careful art restorers"; "careful of the rights of others"; "careful about one's behavior"
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1. sixty seconds, sixtieth of an hour A minute later she came to the front door.
2. moment, second, bit, shake (informal), flash, instant, tick (Brit. informal), sec (informal), short time, little while, jiffy (informal), trice I'll be with you in a minute.
3. point in time, time, point, moment, stage, instant, juncture What was going on at that very minute?
plural noun
1. record, notes, proceedings, transactions, transcript, memorandum He'd been reading the minutes of the last meeting.
any minute very soon, any time, at any time, before long, any moment, any second It looked as though it might rain any minute.
at the minute at present, now, presently, currently, at the moment, this minute I can't afford to take any time off at the minute.
this minute at once, directly, immediately, right now, instantly, straight away, right away, this second, forthwith, pronto (informal), without further ado, toot sweet (informal), tout de suite (French) I need to speak to her this minute.
up to the minute latest, in, newest, now (informal), with it (informal), smart, stylish, trendiest, trendy (Brit. informal), vogue, up to date, plugged-in (slang), modish, (most) fashionable a big range of up to the minute appliances
wait a minute wait a moment, hold on, hang on (informal), hang about (Brit. informal), hold your horses (informal) Wait a minute, folks, something is wrong here.


2. negligible, slight, petty, trivial, trifling, unimportant, paltry, puny, piddling (informal), inconsiderable, picayune (U.S.) gambling large sums on the minute chance of a big win
negligible major, important, significant, vital
3. precise, close, detailed, critical, exact, meticulous, exhaustive, painstaking, punctilious We will have to pore over this report in minute detail.
precise rough, careless, quick, loose, superficial, haphazard, imprecise, inexact
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minute 1

A very brief time:
Informal: jiff, jiffy.
Chiefly British: tick.

minute 2

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دَرَجَهدَقيق، صَغير جِداًدَقِيقَةٌدَقيقَهصَغِيرٌ جِدَاً
minuuttipienenpienipöytäkirjaerittäin pienihetki
דקת קשתסיכםרשם בפרוטוקולרשם פרוטוקול
mínútaagnarlítillandartakandrá, stundaugablik
minucióznyveľmi malýzápisnica
minutazelo majhen
minutmycket liteögonblickprotokollväldigt lite


1 [ˈmɪnɪt]
A. N
1. (= 60 secs) → minuto m
it is twenty minutes past twoson las dos y veinte (minutos)
a 10-minute breakun descanso de 10 minutos
every minute countsno hay tiempo que perder
it won't take five minuteses cosa de pocos minutos
it's a few minutes walk from the stationestá a unos minutos de la estación andando
they were getting closer by the minutese nos estaban acercando por minutos
at six o'clock to the minutea las seis en punto
her schedule was planned to the minutesu horario estaba planeado hasta el último minuto
they were on the scene within minutesllegaron al lugar de los hechos a los pocos minutos
there's one born every minute!¡hay cada tonto por ahí suelto!
2. (= short time) → momento m
I shan't be a minute (on going out) → vuelvo enseguida; (when busy) → termino enseguida
will you shut up for a minute!¿te callas un momento?
have you got a minute?¿tienes un momento?
I'll come in a minuteahora voy, vengo dentro de un momento
just a minute!, wait a minute!¡espera un momento!, ¡un momento!, ¡momentito! (LAm)
3. (= instant) → instante m
it was all over in a minutetodo esto ocurrió en un instante
I haven't had a minute to myself all dayno he tenido ni un instante or momento para mí en todo el día
we expect him (at) any minutele esperamos de un momento a otro
any minute now he's going to fall off therese va caer en cualquier momento
at that minute the phone rangen ese momento sonó el teléfono
I bet you loved every minute of it!¡seguro que te lo pasaste en grande!
at the last minutea última hora, en el último momento
to leave things until the last minutedejar las cosas hasta última hora or hasta el último momento
one minute she was there, the next she was goneestaba allí, y al momento se había ido
we caught the train without a minute to sparecogimos el tren justo a tiempo
at that minute my father came inen ese momento entró mi padre
tell me the minute he arrivesavísame en cuanto llegue
sit down this minute!¡siéntate ya!
I've just this minute heardme acabo de enterar
(at) this very minuteahora mismo
I don't believe him for a or one minuteno le creo para nada or en absoluto
see also soon 2
4. (= official note) → nota f, minuta f
5. minutes [of meeting] → acta f
to take the minutes (of a meeting)levantar (el) acta (de una reunión)
B. VT [+ meeting] → levantar (el) acta de; [+ remark, fact] → registrar
I want that minutedquiero que eso conste en acta
you don't need to minute thatno hace falta que registres or anotes eso
C. CPD minute book Nlibro m de actas
minute hand Nminutero m
minute steak Nbiftec m pequeño (que se hace rápidamente)


2 [maɪˈnjuːt] ADJ
1. (= very small) [amount, change] → mínimo; [particles] → diminuto
2. (= rigorous) [examination, scrutiny] → minucioso
in minute detailhasta el mínimo detalle
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(= tiny) → minuscule
Her flat is minute → Son appartement est minuscule.
a minute amount → une quantité infime
Only a minute amount is needed → Seule une quantité infime est nécessaire.
[detail] → minutieux/euse
in minute detail → dans les moindre détails
n [ˈmɪnɪt]
(= sixty seconds) → minute f
She was ten minutes late → Elle avait dix minutes de retard.
it is 5 minutes past 3 → il est 3 heures 5
(= moment) → minute f
Wait a minute! → Attendez une minute!
hey, just a minute! → hé, une minute !
for a minute (= short time) → pendant une minute
I don't believe it for a minute → Je n'y crois pas un seul instant.
at the last minute → à la dernière minute
to wait until the last minute → attendre la dernière minute
(in adverbial phrases) this minute adv (= immediately) → tout de suite
the minute (that) ... conj (= as soon as) → à la minute où ...
The minute that the war started, everybody was glued to the television → À la minute où la guerre a commencé, tout le monde était collé devant son poste de télévision.
any minute adv (= very soon) → à tout moment
any minute now adv (= very soon) → à tout moment
within minutes adv (= very soon) → en l'espace de quelques minutes
in a minute (= very soon) → tout de suite
Bye Mum, see you in a minute → Au revoir Maman, à tout de suite.
(from meeting)procès-verbal m minutes
nplprocès-verbal mminute book [ˈmɪnɪtbʊk] nregistre m des minutesminute hand [ˈmɪnɪthænd] ngrande aiguille f
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minute book
nProtokollbuch nt
minute hand


(of time, degree)Minute f; it’s 23 minutes past 3es ist 3 Uhr und 23 Minuten; in a minutegleich, sofort; this (very) minute!auf der Stelle!; at this very minutegerade jetzt or in diesem Augenblick; I shan’t be a minutees dauert nicht lang; just a minute!einen Moment bitte!; any minute (now)jeden Augenblick; tell me the minute he comessag mir sofort Bescheid, wenn er kommt; let me know the minute it stopssagen Sie mir Bescheid, sobald es aufhört; we timed it to the minutewir haben die Zeit auf die Minute genau genommen; have you got a minute?hast du mal eine Minute or einen Augenblick Zeit?; it won’t take a minute/5 minuteses dauert keine Minute/keine 5 Minuten; I enjoyed every minute of itich habe es von Anfang bis Ende genossen; I don’t believe for a or one minute that …ich glaube nicht einen Augenblick, dass…; at the last minutein letzter Minute
(= official note)Notiz f; minutesProtokoll nt; to take the minutesdas Protokoll führen
vt meetingprotokollieren; remark, factzu Protokoll nehmen


adj (= small)winzig; resemblanceganz entfernt; (= detailed, exact)minutiös; detailkleinste(r, s)
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1 [ˈmɪnɪt]
1. n
a. (of time) → minuto; (of degree) → minuto, primo
it is 5 minutes past 3 → sono le 3 e 5 (minuti)
I'll come in a minute → vengo subito or tra un attimo
wait a minute! → (aspetta) un momento!
come here this minute! → vieni subito!
I won't be a minute → vengo (or torno) subito (I've nearly finished) → faccio subito
at the last minute → all'ultimo momento
at that minute the phone rang → in quel (preciso) istante suonò il telefono
tell me the minute he arrives → (non) appena arriva dimmelo
up to the minute (fashions, news) → ultimissimo (equipment) → modernissimo
b. minutes npl (of meeting) → verbale m, verbali mpl
to take the minutes of a meeting → redigere i verbali di una riunione


2 [maɪˈnjuːt] adj (small) → minuscolo/a; (change, improvement) → piccolissimo/a; (detailed, exact) → minuzioso/a
in minute detail → minuziosamente
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(ˈminit) noun
1. the sixtieth part of an hour; sixty seconds. It is twenty minutes to eight; The journey takes thirty minutes; a ten-minute delay.
2. in measuring an angle, the sixtieth part of a degree; sixty seconds. an angle of 47 50′ (= forty-seven degrees, fifty minutes).
3. a very short time. Wait a minute; It will be done in a minute.
4. a particular point in time. At that minute, the telephone rang.
5. (in plural) the notes taken at a meeting recording what was said. The chairman asked for this decision to be recorded in the minutes.
minute hand
the larger of the two pointers on a clock or watch, which shows the time in minutes past the hour.
the minute (that)
as soon as. Telephone me the minute he arrives!
to the minute
(of time) exactly; precisely. The cooking time must be correct to the minute.
up to the minute
most modern or recent. Her clothes are always right up to the minute; up-to-the-minute clothes.


(maiˈnjuːt) adjective
1. very small. The diamonds in the brooch were minute.
2. paying attention to the smallest details. minute care.
miˈnutely adverb
miˈnuteness noun
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دَقِيقَةٌ, صَغِيرٌ جِدَاً maličký, minuta minut, ubetydelig Minute, winzig λεπτό, λεπτομερειακός mínimo, minucioso, minuto erittäin pieni, minuutti menu, minute minuta, sićušan minuto, 微小な 미소한, 분 miniem, minuut bitte liten, minutt drobny, minuta minúsculo, minuto, miúdo мельчайший, минута minimal, minut เล็กมาก, นาที dakika, küçük nhỏ, phút 分钟, 微小的
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n. [time] minuto, momento;
a. menudo-a, mínimo-a, diminuto-a.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


n minuto
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