Sixtieth+part+of+a+minute

  • 1 Minute — Min ute (?; 277), n. [LL. minuta a small portion, small coin, fr. L. minutus small: cf. F. minute. See 4th {Minute}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The sixtieth part of an hour; sixty seconds. (Abbrev. m. or min.; as, 4 h. 30 m.) [1913 Webster] Four minutes …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 minute — minute1 [min′it] n. [OFr < ML minuta < L (pars) minuta (prima), (first) small (part), term used by Ptolemy for the sixtieth part of a unit in his system of fractions (of the circle, radius, day, later applied also to the hour): see MINUTE2] …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 minute — [14] Latin minūtus ‘small’ was a derivative of the verb minuere ‘lessen’ (source of English diminish), which itself was based on the element min ‘small’. In medieval Latin the term 335 mistletoe pars minuta prima ‘first small part’ was applied to …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 4 minute — minute1 /min it/, n., v., minuted, minuting, adj. n. 1. the sixtieth part (1/60) of an hour; sixty seconds. 2. an indefinitely short space of time: Wait a minute! 3. an exact point in time; instant; moment: Come here this minute! 4. minutes, the… …

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  • 5 minute — 1. n. & v. n. 1 the sixtieth part of an hour. 2 a distance covered in one minute (twenty minutes from the station). 3 a a moment; an instant; a point of time (expecting her any minute; the train leaves in a minute). b (prec. by the) colloq. the… …

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  • 6 minute — I. /ˈmɪnət / (say minuht) noun 1. the sixtieth part of an hour; sixty seconds. 2. an indefinitely short space of time: wait a minute. 3. a point of time, an instant, or moment: come here this minute! 4. a rough draft, as of a document. 5. a… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 7 minute — n. sixtieth part of an hour 1) in a minute (she ll be here in a minute) instant 2) the last minute (at the last minute) present time 3) this minute 4) up to the minute * * * [ mɪnɪt] [ present time ] this minute up to the minute [ instant ] the… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 8 minute — {{11}}minute (adj.) early 15c., chopped small, from L. minutus little, small, minute, pp. of minuere to lessen, diminish (see MINUS (Cf. minus)). Meaning very small in size or degree is attested from 1620s. Related: Minutely; minuteness.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 minute — I min•ute [[t]ˈmɪn ɪt[/t]] n. v. ut•ed, ut•ing, adj. 1) hor the sixtieth part (1/60) of an hour; 60 seconds 2) an indefinitely short space of time: Wait a minute![/ex] 3) an exact point in time; instant; moment: Come here this minute![/ex] 4)… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 10 minute — [14] Latin minūtus ‘small’ was a derivative of the verb minuere ‘lessen’ (source of English diminish), which itself was based on the element min ‘small’. In medieval Latin the term pars minuta prima ‘first small part’ was applied to a ‘sixtieth… …

    Word origins

  • 11 minute — I. a. 1. Little, slender, diminutive, fine, very small, tiny. 2. Circumstantial, particular, critical, precise, exact, detailed. II. n. 1. Sixtieth part of an hour, sixty seconds. 2. Sixtieth part of a degree. 3. Note, memorandum. III …

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  • 12 minute — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. minuscule, tiny; meticulous, precise, exact. See littleness, care. n. moment; summary, draft; (pl.) record, log. See time. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Extremely small] Syn. microscopic, diminutive,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 minute — In measures of time or circumference, a minute is the sixtieth part of an hour or degree …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 14 minute — In measures of time or circumference, a minute is the sixtieth part of an hour or degree …

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  • 15 minute — Noun: A division of time; one sixtieth part of an hour. Verb: To make a note of something said or done. Hinshaw v State, 147 Ind 334, 377, 47 NE 157. See minutes …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 16 minute — Ⅰ. minute [1] ► NOUN 1) a period of time equal to sixty seconds or a sixtieth of an hour. 2) (a minute) informal a very short time. 3) (also arc minute or minute of arc) a sixtieth of a degree of angular measurement …

    English terms dictionary

  • 17 minute — minute1 [ mɪnɪt] noun 1》 a period of time equal to sixty seconds or a sixtieth of an hour.     ↘informal a very short time. 2》 (also arc minute or minute of arc) a sixtieth of a degree of angular measurement. (Symbol: ʻ) Phrases up to the minute… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 minute — min|ute1 W1S1 [ˈmınıt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(time)¦ 2 the last minute 3 by the minute 4 love/enjoy/hate etc every minute (of something) 5 within minutes 6 a minute 7 in a minute 8 wait a minute/just a minute/hold on a minute/hang on a minute …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 sidereal minute — noun : the sixtieth part of a sidereal hour …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 second — second1 seconder, n. /sek euhnd/, adj. 1. next after the first; being the ordinal number for two. 2. being the latter of two equal parts. 3. next after the first in place, time, or value: the second house from the corner. 4. next after the first… …

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