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min·ute1

minute1

 
pronunciation:
mI niht
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a unit of time equal to sixty seconds or one sixtieth of an hour. (abbreviated: min.)
definition 2: a very short period of time.
Would you please come inside for a minute?
synonyms:
bit, instant, jiffy, moment
similar words:
flash, second, while
definition 3: (plural) the written record of a meeting.
The clerk read the minutes of the last council meeting.
similar words:
diary, notes, record
definition 4: a distance that a person can walk or drive in one minute.
Our new apartment is only ten minutes from school.
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The word minute contains the following part:
min Latin root that means small; make smaller
synonyms:
micro-
antonyms:
magn, magna, magni, maxi, mega, megal, megalo, -megaly, macro-