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Definition 1: distance measured by the time taken to cover it - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where minute or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we live an hour from the airport
  • its just 10 minutes away

Synonyms for minute in the sense of this definition

(minute is a kind of ...) the property created by the space between two objects or points

Definition 2: a short note - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where minute or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the secretary keeps the minutes of the meeting

(minute is a kind of ...) a brief written record

"he made a note of the appointment"

Definition 3: a unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degree - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for minute in the sense of this definition

(minute is a kind of ...) a unit of measurement for angles

(minute is a part of ...) a 60th part of a minute of arc

"the treasure is 2 minutes and 45 seconds south of here"

(... is part of minute) a measure for arcs and angles

"there are 360 degrees in a circle"

Definition 4: a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour - [noun denoting time]

Samples where minute or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he ran a 4 minute mile

Synonyms for minute in the sense of this definition

(minute is a kind of ...) a unit for measuring time periods

(minute is a part of ...) 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites

(... is part of minute) a period of time equal to 1/24th of a day

"the job will take more than an hour"

Definition 5: an indefinitely short time - [noun denoting time]

Samples where minute or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • wait just a moment
  • in a mo
  • it only takes a minute
  • in just a bit

Synonyms for minute in the sense of this definition

(minute is a kind of ...) an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities)

"the time of year for planting" "he was a great actor in his time"

(... is a kind of minute ) a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)

"if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"

Definition 6: a particular point in time - [noun denoting time]

Samples where minute or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the moment he arrived the party began

Synonyms for minute in the sense of this definition

(minute is a kind of ...) an instant of time

"at that point I had to leave"

(... is a kind of minute ) the decisive moment in a novel or play

"the deathbed scene is the climax of the play"

(... is a kind of minute ) the latest possible moment

"money became available at the eleventh hour" "at the last minute the government changed the rules"

(... is a kind of minute ) a crucial moment on which much depends

(... is a kind of minute ) the moment in a bullfight when the matador kills the bull

(... is a kind of minute ) a very brief moment

"they were strangers sharing a pinpoint of time together"

(... is a kind of minute ) a suitable moment

"it is time to go"

(... is a kind of minute ) the most appropriate time for achieving a desired effect

Definition 7: characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where minute or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a minute inspection of the grounds
  • a narrow scrutiny
  • an exact and minute report

Synonyms for minute in the sense of this definition

(minute is similar to ...) exercising caution or showing care or attention

"they were careful when crossing the busy street" "be careful to keep her shoes clean" "did very careful research" "careful art restorers" "careful of the rights of others" "careful about one's behavior"

Definition 8: infinitely or immeasurably small - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where minute or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • two minute whiplike threads of protoplasm
  • reduced to a microscopic scale

Synonyms for minute in the sense of this definition

(minute is similar to ...) limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent

"a little dining room" "a little house" "a small car" "a little (or small) group"

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