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mi·nute2

minute2

 
pronunciation:
mI nut [or] mI nyut
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: minuter, minutest
definition 1: very small in size or amount; tiny.
Grandmother is ill and will eat only a minute amount of food.
synonyms:
diminutive, tiny, wee
antonyms:
tremendous
similar words:
little, miniature, small
definition 2: with attention to fine details.
He makes minute drawings of city life.
synonyms:
detailed, meticulous
similar words:
careful, close, diligent, precise, scrupulous, thorough
derivation: minuteness (n.)
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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-