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Minutes vs. Minute

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Minutesnoun

plural of minute

Minutenoun

A unit of time equal to sixty seconds (one-sixtieth of an hour).

‘You have twenty minutes to complete the test.’;

Minutesnoun

(uncountable) The official notes kept during a meeting.

Minutenoun

(informal) A short but unspecified time period.

‘Wait a minute, I’m not ready yet!’;

Minutesnoun

a written account of what transpired at a meeting

Minutenoun

A unit of angle equal to one-sixtieth of a degree.

‘We need to be sure these maps are accurate to within one minute of arc.’;

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Minutes

Minutes, also known as minutes of meeting (abbreviation MoM), protocols or, informally, notes, are the instant written record of a meeting or hearing. They typically describe the events of the meeting and may include a list of attendees, a statement of the issues considered by the participants, and related responses or decisions for the issues.

Minutenoun

A (usually formal) written record of a meeting or a part of a meeting.

‘Let’s look at the minutes of last week’s meeting.’;

Minutenoun

A unit of purchase on a telephone or other network, especially a cell phone network, roughly equivalent in gross form to sixty seconds' use of the network.

‘If you buy this phone, you’ll get 100 free minutes.’;

Minutenoun

A point in time; a moment.

Minutenoun

A nautical or a geographic mile.

Minutenoun

An old coin, a half farthing.

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Minutenoun

(obsolete) A very small part of anything, or anything very small; a jot; a whit.

Minutenoun

(architecture) A fixed part of a module.

Minutenoun

A while or a long unspecified period of time

‘Oh, I ain't heard that song in a minute!’;

Minuteverb

(transitive) Of an event, to write in a memo or the minutes of a meeting.

‘I’ll minute this evening’s meeting.’;

Minuteverb

To set down a short sketch or note of; to jot down; to make a minute or a brief summary of.

Minuteadjective

Very small.

‘They found only minute quantities of chemical residue on his clothing.’;

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Minuteadjective

Very careful and exact, giving small details.

‘The lawyer gave the witness a minute examination.’;

Minutenoun

The sixtieth part of an hour; sixty seconds. (Abbrev. m. or min.; as, 4 h. 30 m.

‘Four minutes, that is to say, minutes of an hour.’;

Minutenoun

The sixtieth part of a degree; sixty seconds (Marked thus (´); as, 10° 20´).

Minutenoun

A nautical or a geographic mile.

Minutenoun

A coin; a half farthing.

Minutenoun

A very small part of anything, or anything very small; a jot; a tittle.

‘Minutes and circumstances of his passion.’;

Minutenoun

A point of time; a moment.

‘I go this minute to attend the king.’;

Minutenoun

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.

Minutenoun

A fixed part of a module. See Module.

Minuteadjective

Of or pertaining to a minute or minutes; occurring at or marking successive minutes.

Minuteadjective

Very small; little; tiny; fine; slight; slender; inconsiderable; as, minute details.

Minuteadjective

Attentive to small things; paying attention to details; critical; particular; precise; as, a minute observer; minute observation.

Minuteverb

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.’;

Minutenoun

a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour;

‘he ran a 4 minute mile’;

Minutenoun

an indefinitely short time;

‘wait just a moment’; ‘it only takes a minute’; ‘in just a bit’;

Minutenoun

a particular point in time;

‘the moment he arrived the party began’;

Minutenoun

a unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degree

Minutenoun

a short note;

‘the secretary keeps the minutes of the meeting’;

Minutenoun

distance measured by the time taken to cover it;

‘we live an hour from the airport’; ‘its just 10 minutes away’;

Minuteadjective

infinitely or immeasurably small;

‘two minute whiplike threads of protoplasm’; ‘reduced to a microscopic scale’;

Minuteadjective

immeasurably small

Minuteadjective

characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination;

‘a minute inspection of the grounds’; ‘a narrow scrutiny’; ‘an exact and minute report’;

Minute

The minute is a unit of time usually equal to 1/60 (the first sexagesimal fraction) of an hour, or 60 seconds. In the UTC time standard, a minute on rare occasions has 61 seconds, a consequence of leap seconds (there is a provision to insert a negative leap second, which would result in a 59-second minute, but this has never happened in more than 40 years under this system).

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