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minutenoun

uk   us   /ˈmɪn.ɪt/

minute noun (TIME)

A1 [C] (written abbreviation min.) one of the 60 parts that an hour is divided into, consisting of 60 seconds: a 20-minute bus ride It takes me 20 minutes to get to work. The train leaves at three minutes to eight, so we'd better get there a few minutes before then.A2 [C] used in spoken English to mean a very short time: Hang on/Wait a minute - I just have to get my bag. Just a minute - I'll be with you when I've finished this. I won't be a minute (= I will be ready soon). When you've got a minute, I'd like a brief word with you.
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minute noun (MESSAGE)

the minutes [plural] the written record of what was said at a meeting: Could you take/do (= write) the minutes, Daniel? The minutes of the last meeting were approved unanimously (= everyone agreed that they were correct). [C] mainly UK formal an official message from one person to another in an organization: I've just received a minute from Clark authorizing the purchase of six more computers.

minute noun (ANGLE)

[C] specialized mathematics any of the 60 parts that the degrees of any angle are divided into

minuteverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈmɪn.ɪt/
to make a written record of what is said at a meeting: The chairman is minuted as having said that profits had fallen to an all-time low.
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