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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The sixtieth part of an hour, or sixty seconds.

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Used as a noun, listen here, it means: The sixtieth part of an hour, or sixty seconds. Used as an adjective, listen here, it means: Very small.

Usage examples (39)
  • Noun : Wait a minute! ,Come here this minute!
  • A minute inspection of the grounds
  • Two minute whiplike threads of protoplasm
  • Adjective : minute pudding for more
Tutoring comment
  • Take a minute (short i, short u) to read the minute (long I, oo for u) print. The two uses of minute are pronounced very differently.
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