minute

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minute is part of the Basic English 850.
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minute is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
minute

Pronunciation[change]

Noun
Adjective
  • enPR: mīnyo͞ot'
  • IPA: /maɪˈnjuːt/
  • SAMPA: /maI'nju:t/
  • IPA: /mɪ'nɪt/ (US)
  • (file)

Noun[change]

Singular
minute

Plural
minutes

On this clock, the red hand goes all the way around in one minute. The long black hand moves from one dot to the next in one minute.
  1. (countable) A minute is a short time equal to sixty seconds. There are sixty minutes in one hour.
    He ran the race in 1 minute and ten seconds.
  2. (uncountable) A minute is a short time.
    Please wait a minute while I get my coat and then I will come with you.


Adjective[change]

Positive
minute

Comparative
more minute

Superlative
most minute

  1. Minute things are small.
    The pictures appear similar, with only a few, minute differences.