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: a unit of time equal to 60 seconds : one 60th of an hour
Bake the cake for 25-30 minutes. We waited for several minutes, but no one came to the door. He can run a six-minute mile. [=he can run a mile in six minutes]
: a brief period of time : moment
I saw him a minute ago. Dinner will be ready in just a few minutes. See More ExamplesOne minute it was sunny, the next it was pouring rain. Could I have a minute of your time? = Do you have a minute? = Could I speak to you for a minute? [=could I speak to you briefly?] I'm coming, just give me a minute. [=wait for me] It was an excellent show. I enjoyed every minute of it. [=I enjoyed all of it] I'll explain that in a minute. [=shortly, soon]
: the distance that can be traveled in a minute
My house is just a few minutes from here.
: the 60th part of an hour of time : 60 seconds
: the 60th part of a degree of angular measure
Its latitude is 41 degrees 55 minute north.
: the distance one can traverse in a minute
Five minutes down the road is a gas station.
: a short space of time : moment
Dinner will be ready in just a few minutes.
: a brief note (as of summary or recommendation)
He received a minute of instructions.
: the official record of the proceedings of a meeting
The secretary read the minutes of the previous meeting.
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: marked by close attention to details
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