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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mi·nute /maɪˈnut, mə, ˈnjut/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 min·ute /ˈmɪnət/ 名詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Min·ute n.
 1. The sixtieth part of an hour; sixty seconds. (Abbrev. m. or min.; as, 4 h. 30 m.)
    Four minutes, that is to say, minutes of an hour.   --Chaucer.
 2. The sixtieth part of a degree; sixty seconds (Marked thus (´); as, 10° 20´).
 3. A nautical or a geographic mile.
 4. A coin; a half farthing. [Obs.]
 5. A very small part of anything, or anything very small; a jot; a tittle. [Obs.]
    Minutes and circumstances of his passion.   --Jer. Taylor.
 6. A point of time; a moment.
    I go this minute to attend the king.   --Dryden.
 7. pl. The memorandum; a record; a note to preserve the memory of anything; as, to take minutes of a contract; to take minutes of a conversation or debate; to read the minutes of the last meeting.
 8. Arch. A fixed part of a module. See Module.
 Note:Different writers take as the minute one twelfth, one eighteenth, one thirtieth, or one sixtieth part of the module.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Min·ute, a. Of or pertaining to a minute or minutes; occurring at or marking successive minutes.
 Minute bell, a bell tolled at intervals of a minute, as to give notice of a death or a funeral.
 Minute book, a book in which written minutes are entered.
 Minute glass, a glass measuring a minute or minutes by the running of sand.
 Minute gun, a discharge of a cannon repeated every minute as a sign of distress or mourning.
 Minute hand, the long hand of a watch or clock, which makes the circuit of the dial in an hour, and marks the minutes.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Min·ute, v. t.  To set down a short sketch or note of; to jot down; to make a minute or a brief summary of.
    The Empress of Russia, with her own hand, minuted an edict for universal tolerance.   --Bancroft.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mi·nute a.
 1. Very small; little; tiny; fine; slight; slender; inconsiderable; as, minute details. Minute drops.”
 2. Attentive to small things; paying attention to details; critical; particular; precise; as, a minute observer; minute observation.
 Syn: -- Little; diminutive; fine; critical; exact; circumstantial; particular; detailed.
 Usage: -- Minute, Circumstantial, Particular.  A circumstantial account embraces all the leading events; a particular account includes each event and movement, though of but little importance; a minute account goes further still, and omits nothing as to person, time, place, adjuncts, etc.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: infinitely or immeasurably small; "two minute whiplike
             threads of protoplasm"; "reduced to a microscopic
             scale" [syn: infinitesimal, microscopic]
      2: immeasurably small [syn: atomic, atomlike]
      3: characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination;
         "a minute inspection of the grounds"; "a narrow scrutiny";
         "an exact and minute report" [syn: narrow]
      n 1: a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour; "he
           ran a 4 minute mile" [syn: min]
      2: an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "it only
         takes a minute"; "in just a bit" [syn: moment, second,
      3: a particular point in time; "the moment he arrived the party
         began" [syn: moment, second, instant]
      4: a unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degree [syn:
          arcminute, minute of arc]
      5: a short note; "the secretary keeps the minutes of the
      6: distance measured by the time taken to cover it; "we live an
         hour from the airport"; "its just 10 minutes away" [syn: hour]