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Minute word meaning and definition

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Meaning and definition for "minute" word

[noun] distance measured by the time taken to cover it; "we live an hour from the airport"; "its just 10 minutes away"
[noun] a short note; "the secretary keeps the minutes of the meeting"
[noun] a unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degree
[noun] a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour; "he ran a 4 minute mile"
[noun] a particular point in time; "the moment he arrived the party began"
[noun] an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit"
[adjective] characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination; "a minute inspection of the grounds"; "a narrow scrutiny"; "an exact and minute report"
[adjective] infinitely or immeasurably small; "two minute whiplike threads of protoplasm"; "reduced to a microscopic scale"
[adjective] immeasurably small
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\Min"ute\ (?; 277), n. [LL. minuta a small portion, small coin, fr. L. minutus small: cf. F. minute. See 4th {Minute}.] 1. The sixtieth part of an hour; sixty seconds. (Abbrev. m.; as, 4 h. 30 m.) Four minutes, that is to say, minutes of an hour. --Chaucer. 2. The sixtieth part of a degree; sixty seconds (Marked thus ('); as, 10[deg] 20'). 3. A nautical or a geographic mile. 4. A coin; a half farthing. [Obs.] --Wyclif (Mark xii. 42) 5. A very small part of anything, or anything very small; a jot; a tittle. [Obs.] Minutes and circumstances of his passion. --Jer. Taylor. 6. A point of time; a moment. I go this minute to attend the king. --Dryden. 7. The memorandum; a record; a note to preserve the memory of anything; as, to take minutes of a contract; to take minutes of a conversation or debate. 8. (Arch.) A fixed part of a module. See {Module}. Note: Different writers take as the minute one twelfth, one eighteenth, one thirtieth, or one sixtieth part of the module.
\Min"ute\, a. Of or pertaining to a minute or minutes; occurring at or marking successive minutes. {Minute bell}, a bell tolled at intervals of a minute, as to give notice of a death or a funeral. {Minute book}, a book in which written minutes are entered. {Minute glass}, a glass measuring a minute or minutes by the running of sand. {Minute gun}, a discharge of a cannon repeated every minute as a sign of distress or mourning. {Minute hand}, the long hand of a watch or clock, which makes the circuit of the dial in an hour, and marks the minutes.
\Min"ute\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Minuted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Minuting}.] To set down a short sketch or note of; to jot down; to make a minute or a brief summary of. The Empress of Russia, with her own hand, minuted an edict for universal tolerance. --Bancroft.
\Mi*nute"\, a. [L. minutus, p. p. of minuere to lessen. See {Minish}, {Minor}, and cf. {Menu}, {Minuet}.] 1. Very small; little; tiny; fine; slight; slender; inconsiderable. ``Minute drops.'' --Milton. 2. Attentive to small things; paying attention to details; critical; particular; precise; as, a minute observer; minute observation. Syn: Little; diminutive; fine; critical; exact; circumstantial; particular; detailed. Usage: {Minute}, {Circumstantial}, {Particular}. A circumstantial account embraces all the leading events; a particular account includes each event and movement, though of but little importance; a minute account goes further still, and omits nothing as to person, time, place, adjuncts, etc.

Synonyms for minute

arcminute, atomic, atomlike, bit, careful, hour, infinitesimal, little, microscopic, microscopical, min, minute of arc, moment, narrow, small

See also: 60 minutes | angular unit | arcdegree | arcsecond | blink of an eye | climax | culmination | degree | distance | flash | hour | hr | instant | jiffy | moment of truth | New York minute | note | pinpoint | point | point in time | psychological moment | s | sec | second | second | split second | time | time unit | trice | twinkling | unit of time | wink |

Related terms: back-burner, blow-by-blow, breath, ceaseless, charge off, defined, distinguished, half a jiffy, index, item, journal, least, list, lunar month, make out, man-hour, millennium, millisecond, moment, note, post up, put in writing, reduce to writing, refined, regular year, span, subtle, time lag, with it, write

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Let's analyse "minute" as pure text. This string has Six letters in Two syllables and Three vowels. 50% of vowels is 11.4% more then average English word. Written in backwards: ETUNIM. Average typing speed for these characters is 1590 milliseconds. [info]

Morse code: -- .. -. ..- - .


Hearts desire number calculated from vowels: minute: 9 + 3 + 5 = 17, reduced: 8 . and the final result is Eight.
Destiny number calculated from all letters: minute: 4 + 9 + 5 + 3 + 2 + 5 = 28, reduced: 1, and the final result is One.

Tarot cards

Letter Num. Tarot c. Intensity Meaning
E (1) 5 Hierophant Wise, Crafty, Daring, Inventive
I (1) 9 Hermit Independent, Researcher, Intell,igent
M (1) 13 Death Creator, Developer, Builder
N (1) 14 Temperance Healer, Wise, Survivor, Crafty
T (1) 20 Judgement Unswerving, Steadfast, Demanding, Forceful
U (1) 21 World Gifted, Generous, Bountiful

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