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minute1

min·ute1

minute1

 
 
pronunciation:
mI niht
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a unit of time equal to sixty seconds or one sixtieth of an hour. (abbr.: min.)
definition 2: in geometry, a unit of measure equal to one sixtieth of a degree of angle or arc.
definition 3: a very short period of time.
Would you wait just a minute?
synonyms:
bit, instant, jiffy, moment, trice
similar words:
flash, little, sec, second, twinkling, while
definition 4: (pl.) the written record of a meeting.
synonyms:
log
similar words:
diary, notes, record, transcript
definition 5: a distance that one can normally walk or drive in one minute.
He lives ten minutes from where he works.
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part of speech: adjective
definition: capable of being prepared in a short time, as a food or food product.
a minute steak
synonyms:
instant
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