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Definition of "minute" []

  • A unit of time equal to one sixtieth of an hour, or 60 seconds. (noun)
  • A unit of angular measurement equal to one sixtieth of a degree, or 60 seconds. Also called minute of arc. (noun)
  • A measure of the distance one can cover in a minute: lives ten minutes from school. (noun)
  • A short interval of time; moment. See Synonyms at moment. (noun)
  • A specific point in time: Stop that this minute! (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "minute" in a sentence
  • "The train moves a mile a minute; multiply that velocity by eighteen and it becomes eighteen miles a _minute_, but we must further multiply it by sixty to make it eighteen miles a _second_."
  • "The first runs 1 minute while the other two are ½-minute each."
  • "Cloud Net users just pay for calls, at 0. 9p per minute to landlines and 9. 0p per minute* to mobiles and also benefit from low cost international calls."