[min-it] /ˈmɪn ɪt/
the sixtieth part (1/60) of an hour; sixty seconds.
an indefinitely short space of time:
Wait a minute!
an exact point in time; instant; moment:
Come here this minute!
minutes, the official record of the proceedings at a meeting of a society, committee, or other group.
Chiefly British. a written summary, note, or memorandum.
a rough draft, as of a document.
Geometry. the sixtieth part of a degree of angular measure, often represented by the sign ′, as in 12° 10′, which is read as 12 degrees and 10 minutes.
Compare 1 (def 1c).
verb (used with object), minuted, minuting.
to time exactly, as movements or speed.
to make a draft of (a document or the like).
to record in a memorandum; note down.
to enter in the minutes of a meeting.
prepared in a very short time:
up to the minute, modern; up-to-date:
The building design is up to the minute.
a period of time equal to 60 seconds; one sixtieth of an hour
Also called minute of arc. a unit of angular measure equal to one sixtieth of a degree ′
any very short period of time; moment
a short note or memorandum
the distance that can be travelled in a minute: it’s only two minutes away
(up-to-the-minute when prenominal) up to the minute, very latest or newest
to record in minutes: to minute a meeting
to time in terms of minutes
very small; diminutive; tiny
precise or detailed: a minute examination
“sixtieth part of an hour or degree,” late 14c., from Old French minut (13c.) or directly from Medieval Latin minuta “minute, short note,” from Latin minuta, noun use of fem. of minutus “small, minute” (see minute (adj.)). In Medieval Latin, pars minuta prima “first small part” was used by mathematician Ptolemy for one-sixtieth of a circle, later of an hour (next in order was secunda minuta, which became second (n.)). German Minute, Dutch minuut also are from French. Used vaguely for “short time” from late 14c. As a measure expressing distance (travel time) by 1886. Minute hand is attested from 1726.
early 15c., “chopped small,” from Latin minutus “little, small, minute,” past participle of minuere “to lessen, diminish” (see minus). Meaning “very small in size or degree” is attested from 1620s. Related: Minutely; minuteness.
[min-it] /ˈmɪn ɪt/ noun 1. a cannon fired at intervals of a minute, especially as a signal of distress or in a military funeral ceremony. /ˈmɪnɪt/ noun 1. a gun fired at one-minute intervals as a sign of distress or mourning
[min-it] /ˈmɪn ɪt/ noun 1. the hand that indicates the minutes on a clock or watch, usually longer than the hour hand. /ˈmɪnɪt/ noun 1. the pointer on a timepiece that indicates minutes, typically the longer hand of two Compare hour hand, second hand
[min-it-lee] /ˈmɪn ɪt li/ adjective 1. occurring every . adverb 2. every ; by . [mahy-noot-lee, -nyoot-, mi-] /maɪˈnut li, -ˈnyut-, mɪ-/ adverb 1. in a manner, form, or degree; in detail. 2. into tiny or very small pieces. /maɪˈnjuːtlɪ/ adverb 1. in great detail /ˈmɪnɪtlɪ/ adjective 1. occurring every minute adverb 2. every minute
[min-it-man] /ˈmɪn ɪtˌmæn/ noun, plural Minutemen. 1. (sometimes lowercase) a member of a group of American militiamen just before and during the Revolutionary War who held themselves in readiness for instant military service. 2. a U.S. intercontinental ballistic missile with three stages, powered by solid-propellant rocket engines. 3. a member of a small, secret, ultraconservative […]