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English definition of “minute”


noun   /ˈmɪn·ət/
A1 a period of time equal to 60 seconds : It’ll take you thirty minutes to get to the airport . She was ten minutes late for her interview .
A2 a very short period of time : I’ll be with you in a minute.
wait/just a minute B1 used when asking someone to wait for a short time : Just a minute – Ileft my coat in the restaurant .
at the last minute at the latest time possible : The concert was canceled at the last minute.
(at) any minute very soon : Her train will be arriving any minute.
(Definition of minute noun from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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