## MINUTE

### Minute

The**minute**is a unit of time or of angle. As a unit of time, the minute is equal to of an hour or 60 seconds. In the UTC time standard, a minute on rare occasions has 59 or 61 seconds, a consequence of leap seconds. As a unit of angle, the minute of arc is equal to of a degree or 60 seconds . Although not an SI unit for either time or angle, the minute is accepted for use with SI units for both. The SI symbols for

*minute*or

*minutes*are

**min**for time measurement, and the prime symbol after a number, e.g. 5′, for angle measurement. The prime is also sometimes used informally to denote minutes of time.

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### minute

#### Noun

- A unit of time equal to sixty seconds (one-sixtieth of an hour).
*You have twenty***minutes**to complete the test.

- A short but unspecified time period.
*Wait a***minute**, I’m not ready yet!

- A unit of angle equal to one-sixtieth of a degree.
*We need to be sure these maps are accurate to within one***minute**of arc.

- A (usually formal) written record of a meeting.
*Let’s look at the***minutes**of last week’s meeting.

- A minute of use of a telephone or other network, especially a cell phone network.
*If you buy this phone, you’ll get 100 free***minutes**.

- A point in time; a moment.
- A nautical or a geographic mile.
- An old coin, a half farthing.
- A very small part of anything, or anything very small; a jot; a whit.
- A fixed part of a module.

#### Verb

- Of an event, to write in a memo or the minutes of a meeting.
*I’ll***minute**this evening’s meeting.

- To set down a short sketch or note of; to jot down; to make a minute or a brief summary of.

#### Adjective

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