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noun [C]  /ˈmɪn·ət/ ( abbreviation min.) us  

minute noun [C] (TIME)

any of the 60 parts that an hour is divided into; 60 seconds: It takes me 20 minutes to get to work.a minute A minute is also a very short time: Just a minute – I’m almost ready. When you’ve got a minute, I’d like to talk to you.
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