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English definition of “minute”

minute

adjective uk   /maɪˈnjuːt/ us    /-ˈnuːt/
C2 extremely small: a minute amount/quantity I've never seen a man with such tiny hands - they're minute! The documentary showed an eye operation in minute detail (= showing every small detail).Extremely smallSmall
(Definition of minute adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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