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Definition of Minute


  1. The sixtieth part of an hour; sixty seconds. (Abbrev. m.; as, 4 h. 30 m.)
  2. The sixtieth part of a degree; sixty seconds.
  3. A nautical or a geographic mile.
  4. A coin; a half farthing.
  5. A very small part of anything, or anything very small; a jot; a tittle.
  6. A point of time; a moment.
  7. 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.
  8. A fixed part of a module. See Module.
  9. Of or pertaining to a minute or minutes; occurring at or marking successive minutes.
  10. To set down a short sketch or note of; to jot down; to make a minute or a brief summary of.
  11. Very small; little; tiny; fine; slight; slender; inconsiderable.
  12. Attentive to small things; paying attention to details; critical; particular; precise; as, a minute observer; minute observation.

Minute Quotations

I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'
Muhammad Ali

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.
Denis Waitley

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late. - William Shakespeare
Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.
William Shakespeare

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe

Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
Earl Nightingale
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Minute Translations

minute in Afrikaans is minuut
minute in Danish is minut
minute in Dutch is minuut
minute in Finnish is minuutti
minute in French is minute
minute in German is Minute
minute in Italian is minuto
minute in Norwegian is minutt
minute in Portuguese is minuto
minute in Spanish is minuto
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