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minute

Definitions by Oxford


[ˈmɪnɪt], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a period of time equal to sixty seconds or a sixtieth of an hour
(e.g: we waited for twenty minutes)

- a sixtieth of a degree of angular measurement (symbol: ʹ)
(e.g: Delta Lyrae is a double star with a separation of over 10 minutes of arc)


Phrases:
- any minute
- at the minute
- by the minute
- not for a minute
- the minute that —
- this minute
- wait a minute

Origin:
late Middle English: via Old French from late Latin minuta, feminine (used as a noun) of minutus ‘made small’. The senses ‘period of sixty seconds’ and ‘sixtieth of a degree’ derive from medieval Latin pars minuta prima ‘first minute part’


[mʌɪˈnjuːt], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- extremely small
(e.g: minute particles)


Phrases:

Origin:
late Middle English (in the sense ‘lesser’, with reference to a tithe or tax): from Latin minutus ‘lessened’, past participle of minuere


[ˈmɪnɪt], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a summarized record of the proceedings at a meeting
(e.g: Pat is taking the minutes)

- an official memorandum authorizing or recommending a course of action.


Phrases:

Origin:
late Middle English (in the singular in the sense ‘note or memorandum’): from French minute, from the notion of a rough copy in ‘small writing’ (Latin scriptura minuta) as distinct from the fair copy in book hand. The verb dates from the mid 16th century


[ˈmɪnɪt], (Verb)

Definitions:
- record (the proceedings of a meeting)
(e.g: the Secretary shall minute the proceedings of each meeting)

- send a memorandum to (someone)
(e.g: look up the case and minute me about it)


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