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Meaning of "minute" in Essential American English Dictionary

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 Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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