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minute


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Minute  \Mi*nute"\,  a.  [L.  minutus,  p.  p.  of  minuere  to  lessen. 
  See  {Minish},  {Minor},  and  cf  {Menu},  {Minuet}.] 
  1.  Very  small  little;  tiny;  fine;  slight;  slender; 
  inconsiderable.  ``Minute  drops.''  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Attentive  to  small  things  paying  attention  to  details; 
  critical;  particular;  precise;  as  a  minute  observer; 
  minute  observation. 
 
  Syn:  Little;  diminutive;  fine;  critical;  exact; 
  circumstantial;  particular;  detailed. 
 
  Usage:  {Minute},  {Circumstantial},  {Particular}.  A 
  circumstantial  account  embraces  all  the  leading 
  events;  a  particular  account  includes  each  event  and 
  movement,  though  of  but  little  importance;  a  minute 
  account  goes  further  still  and  omits  nothing  as  to 
  person,  time,  place  adjuncts,  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Minute  \Min"ute\,  a. 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Minute  \Min"ute\  (?;  277),  n.  [LL.  minuta  a  small  portion,  small 
  coin,  fr  L.  minutus  small:  cf  F.  minute.  See  4th  {Minute}.] 
  1.  The  sixtieth  part  of  an  hour;  sixty  seconds.  (Abbrev.  m.; 
  as  4  h.  30  m.) 
 
  Four  minutes,  that  is  to  say  minutes  of  an  hour. 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  The  sixtieth  part  of  a  degree;  sixty  seconds  (Marked  thus 
  (');  as  10[deg]  20'). 
 
  3.  A  nautical  or  a  geographic  mile. 
 
  4.  A  coin;  a  half  farthing.  [Obs.]  --Wyclif  (Mark  xii.  42) 
 
  5.  A  very  small  part  of  anything  or  anything  very  small  a 
  jot;  a  tittle.  [Obs.] 
 
  Minutes  and  circumstances  of  his  passion.  --Jer. 
  Taylor. 
 
  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. 
 
  8.  (Arch.)  A  fixed  part  of  a  module.  See  {Module}. 
 
  Note:  Different  writers  take  as  the  minute  one  twelfth,  one 
  eighteenth,  one  thirtieth,  or  one  sixtieth  part  of  the 
  module. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Minute  \Min"ute\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Minuted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Minuting}.] 
  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.  --Bancroft. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  minute 
  adj  1:  infinitely  or  immeasurably  small  "two  minute  whiplike 
  threads  of  protoplasm";  "reduced  to  a  microscopic 
  scale"  [syn:  {infinitesimal},  {microscopic}] 
  2:  immeasurably  small  [syn:  {atomic},  {atomlike}] 
  3:  characterized  by  painstaking  care  and  detailed  examination; 
  "a  minute  inspection  of  the  grounds";  "a  narrow  scrutiny"; 
  "an  exact  and  minute  report"  [syn:  {narrow}] 
  n  1:  a  unit  of  time  equal  to  60  seconds  or  1/60th  of  an  hour;  "he 
  ran  a  4  minute  mile"  [syn:  {min}] 
  2:  an  indefinitely  short  time;  "wait  just  a  moment";  "it  only 
  takes  a  minute";  "in  just  a  bit"  [syn:  {moment},  {second}, 
  {bit}] 
  3:  a  particular  point  in  time;  "the  moment  he  arrived  the  party 
  began"  [syn:  {moment},  {second},  {instant}] 
  4:  a  unit  of  angular  distance  equal  to  a  60th  of  a  degree  [syn: 
  {arcminute},  {minute  of  arc}] 
  5:  a  short  note;  "the  secretary  keeps  the  minutes  of  the 
  meeting" 
  6:  distance  measured  by  the  time  taken  to  cover  it  "we  live  an 
  hour  from  the  airport";  "its  just  10  minutes  away"  [syn:  {hour}] 




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