Min´ute   Pronunciation: mī`nūt´ or mĭ`nūt´
1.The sixtieth part of an hour; sixty seconds. (Abbrev. m. or min.; as, 4 h. 30 m.
2.The sixtieth part of a degree; sixty seconds (Marked thus (´); as, 10° 20´).
3.A nautical or a geographic mile.
4.A coin; a half farthing.
5.A very small part of anything, or anything very small; a jot; a tittle.
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; to read the minutes of the last meeting.
8.(Arch.) A fixed part of a module. See Module.
a.1.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.
v. t.1.To set down a short sketch or note of; to jot down; to make a minute or a brief summary of.
1.Very small; little; tiny; fine; slight; slender; inconsiderable; as, minute details.
2.Attentive to small things; paying attention to details; critical; particular; precise; as, a minute observer; minute observation.
Noun1.Minuteminute - a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour; "he ran a 4 minute mile"
Synonyms: min
2.minute - an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit"
Synonyms: moment, second, bit
3.minute - a particular point in time; "the moment he arrived the party began"
Synonyms: moment, instant, second
4.minute - a unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degree
5.minute - a short note; "the secretary keeps the minutes of the meeting"
6.minute - distance measured by the time taken to cover it; "we live an hour from the airport"; "its just 10 minutes away"
Synonyms: hour
Adj.1.minute - infinitely or immeasurably small; "two minute whiplike threads of protoplasm"; "reduced to a microscopic scale"
2.minute - immeasurably small
Synonyms: atomlike, atomic
3.minute - characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination; "a minute inspection of the grounds"; "a narrow scrutiny"; "an exact and minute report"
Synonyms: narrow

MINUTE, measures. In divisions of the circle or angular measures, a minute is equal to sixty seconds, or one sixtieth part of a degree.
     2. In the computation of time, a minute is equal to sixty seconds, or the sixtieth part of an hour. Vide Measure.

MINUTE, practice. A memorandum of what takes place in court; made by authority of the court. From these minutes the record is afterwards made up.
     2. Toullier says, they are so called because the writing in which they were originally, was small, that the word is derived, from the Latin minuta, (scriptura) in opposition to copies which were delivered to the parties, and which were always written in a larger hand. 8 Toull. n. 413.
     3. Minutes are not considered as any part of the record. 1 Ohio R. 268. See 23 Pick. R. 184.

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