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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 ?
There ought also to be temples erected at proper places, both to the gods and the heroes; but it is unnecessary to dwell longer and most minutely on these particulars--for it is by no means difficult to plan these things, it is rather so to carry them into execution; for the theory is the child of our wishes, but the practical part must depend upon fortune; for which reason we shall decline saying anything farther upon these subjects.
There are about thirty cases on record, of which the most famous, that of the Countess Cornelia de Baudi Cesenate, was minutely investigated and described by Giuseppe Bianchini, a prebendary of Verona, otherwise distinguished in letters, who published an account of it at Verona in 1731, which he afterwards republished at Rome.
We shall therefore very minutely lay open those previous matters by which it was produced; and for that purpose we shall be obliged to reveal all the secrets of a little family with which my reader is at present entirely unacquainted; and of which the oeconomy was so rare and extraordinary, that I fear it will shock the utmost credulity of many married persons.
His photograph, which was hung with those of the rest of the members at the Reform Club, was minutely examined, and it betrayed, feature by feature, the description of the robber which had been provided to the police.
and therefore, deferring all particular enquiry till she could make it personally in London, ceased writing minutely or often.
While Sola was away I took occasion to examine more minutely the room in which I found myself captive.
"Grandfather, I cannot see any of the gilding," remarked Charley, who had been examining the chair very minutely.
He instructed him to keep along the shores of the lake, and trap in all the streams on his route; also to keep a journal, and minutely to record the events of his journey, and everything curious or interesting, making maps or charts of his route, and of the surrounding country.
Thorpe herself, of her past adventures and sufferings, which might otherwise be expected to occupy the three or four following chapters; in which the worthlessness of lords and attornies might be set forth, and conversations, which had passed twenty years before, be minutely repeated.
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.
The very last evening was spent there; and her ladyship again inquired minutely into the particulars of their journey, gave them directions as to the best method of packing, and was so urgent on the necessity of placing gowns in the only right way, that Maria thought herself obliged, on her return, to undo all the work of the morning, and pack her trunk afresh.
He looked eagerly -- but maintained that he saw nothing- although I designated minutely the course of the creature, as it made its way down the naked face of the hill.