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English definition of “this minute”

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this minute

now or a very short time ago: It doesn't have to be done (right) this minute, but it does need to be finished this week. She's just this minute left the office.
Translations of “this minute”
in Chinese (Traditional) 現在, 剛才,方才…
in Chinese (Simplified) 现在, 刚才,方才…
(Definition of this minute from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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