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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.


in great detail


occurring every minute
every minute


(maɪˈnut li, -ˈnyut-, mɪ-)

1. in a minute manner, form, or degree; in minute detail.
2. into tiny or very small pieces.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.minutely - in minute detailminutely - in minute detail; "our inability to see everything minutely and clearly is due merely to the infirmity of our senses"


adverb precisely, closely, exactly, in detail, critically, meticulously, painstakingly, exhaustively, with a fine-tooth comb The metal is minutely examined to ensure there are no cracks.
بِدِقَّه، واقِعٌ كلَّ دقيقَه
do detailu
do detailu


[maɪˈnjuːtlɪ] ADV
1. (= in detail) [describe] → detalladamente, minuciosamente; [examine] → minuciosamente
a minutely detailed accountun relato extremadamente detallado or completo hasta en los más pequeños detalles
2. (= by a small amount) [move, change, differ] → mínimamente
anything minutely resembling a fishcualquier cosa mínimamente parecida a un pez


[maɪˈnjuːtli] adv
(= in detail) [observe, describe, examine] → minutieusement
minutely detailed → minutieusement détaillé
(= slightly) [increase, affect] → de manière infimeminute steak [ˌmɪnɪtˈsteɪk] nentrecôte f minute


adv (= by a small amount)ganz geringfügig; (= in detail)genauestens; anything minutely resembling a fishalles, was auch nur annähernd nach Fisch aussieht; a minutely detailed accounteine sehr detaillierte Schilderung; a minutely folded piece of paperein klitzeklein gefaltetes Stück Papier


[maɪˈnjuːtlɪ] adv (by a small amount) → di poco; (in detail) → minuziosamente


(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
References in classic literature ?
The whole party was soon reunited, and another consultation was held between the scout and his new comrades, during which, they, whose fates depended on the faith and ingenuity of these unknown foresters, had a little leisure to observe their situation more minutely.
His eye rested on the shop-window, and putting up a pair of gold-bowed spectacles, which he held in his hand, he minutely surveyed Hepzibah's little arrangement of toys and commodities.
Moonlight, in a familiar room, falling so white upon the carpet, and showing all its figures so distinctly -- making every object so minutely visible, yet so unlike a morning or noontide visibility -- is a medium the most suitable for a romance-writer to get acquainted with his illusive guests.
It was a superb moonlight night, and the shadows of the graceful China trees lay minutely pencilled on the turf below, and there was that transparent stillness in the air which it seems almost unholy to disturb.
There was this much in it," said Angelo: "what was told us of our characters was minutely exact--we could have not have bettered it ourselves.
This was a subject which ensured Marianne's attention, and she was beginning to describe her own admiration of these scenes, and to question him more minutely on the objects that had particularly struck him, when Edward interrupted her by saying, "You must not enquire too far, Marianne--remember I have no knowledge in the picturesque, and I shall offend you by my ignorance and want of taste if we come to particulars.
She has been unkind to you, no doubt; because you see, she dislikes your cast of character, as Miss Scatcherd does mine; but how minutely you remember all she has done and said to you
It is mine, at present; and, therefore, continue minutely.
When he was left alone, this strange being took up a candle, went to a glass that hung against the wall, and surveyed himself minutely in it.
It was very hard, but I turned back, though with a heavy heart, and began laboriously and methodically to plod over the same tedious ground at a snail's pace; stopping to examine minutely every speck in the way, on all sides, and making the most desperate efforts to know these elusive characters by sight wherever I met them.
My heart failed me when I saw him squaring at me with every demonstration of mechanical nicety, and eyeing my anatomy as if he were minutely choosing his bone.
Accordingly, the knight took no time to consider minutely the particulars which we have detailed, but thanking Saint Julian (the patron of travellers) who had sent him good harbourage, he leaped from his horse and assailed the door of the hermitage with the butt of his lance, in order to arouse attention and gain admittance.