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Такође погледајте: Minute, minuté, minutë, minutė, minūte, и minūtē

English language.svg Енглески

Etymology 1

From Средњи Енглески mynute, minute, mynet, from Стари Француски minute, from Medieval Latin minūta (60th of an hour; note). Дублети of menu.

Pronunciation

Noun

minute (plural minutes)

  1. A unit of time equal to sixty seconds (one-sixtieth of an hour).
    You have twenty minutes to complete the test.
  2. (informal) A short but unspecified time period.
    Wait a minute, I’m not ready yet!
    Синонимs: instant, jiffy, mo, moment, sec, second, tic
  3. A unit of angle equal to one-sixtieth of a degree.
    We need to be sure these maps are accurate to within one minute of arc.
    Синонимs: minute of arc, sexagesm
  4. (chiefly in the plural, minutes) A (usually formal) written record of a meeting or a part of a meeting.
    Let’s look at the minutes of last week’s meeting.
    • 2008, Pink Dandelion: The Quakers: A Very Short Introduction, p 52:
      The Clerk or 'recording Clerk' drafts a minute and then, or at a later time, reads it to the Meeting. Subsequent contributions are on the wording of the minute only, until it can be accepted by the Meeting. Once the minute is accepted, the Meeting moves on to the next item on the agenda.
  5. A unit of purchase on a telephone or other similar network, especially a cell phone network, roughly equivalent in gross form to sixty seconds' use of the network.
    If you buy this model, you’ll get 100 free minutes.
  6. A point in time; a moment.
    • 1675, John Dryden, Aureng-zebe:
      Tell her, that I some Certainty may bring; / I go this minute to attend the king.
  7. A nautical or a geographic mile.
  8. An old coin, a half farthing.
  9. (obsolete) A very small part of anything, or anything very small; a jot; a whit.
    • 1660, Jeremy Taylor, “Of the Probable or Thinking Conscience.”, in Ductor Dubitantium, or, The Rule of Conscience in all her Generall Measures Serving as a Great Instrument for the Determination of Cases of Conscience[1], volume 1:
      [] according to the Prophecies of him, which were so clear and descended to minutes and circumstances of his passion
  10. (architecture) A fixed part of a module.
  11. (slang, US, Canada, dialectal) A while or a long unspecified period of time
    Oh, I ain't heard that song in a minute!
    • 2010, Kenneth Ring, Letters from Palestine, page 18:
      “Man, I haven’t seen you in a minute,” he says, smiling still. “Maybe like two, three years ago?”
Derived terms
Related terms
Descendants
  • Ток Писин: minit

Borrowings

Translations
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Verb

minute (third-person singular simple present minutes, present participle minuteing, simple past and past participle minuteed)

  1. (transitive) Of an event, to write in a memo or the minutes of a meeting.
    I’ll minute this evening’s meeting.
    • 1870 [June 27, 1855], Charles Dickens, “Administrative Reform”, in Speeches Literary and Social[2], strana 133:
      I dare say there was a vast amount of minuting, memoranduming, and despatch-boxing, on this mighty subject.
    • 1995, Edmund Dell, The Schuman Plan and the British Abdication of Leadership in Europe[3]:
      On 17 November 1949 Jay minuted Cripps, arguing that trade liberalization on inessentials was socially regressive.
    • 1996, Peter Hinchliffe, The Other Battle[4]:
      The Commander-in-Chief of Bomber Command, Sir Richard Peirse, was sceptical of its findings, minuting, ‘I don’t think at this rate we could have hoped to produce the damage which is known to have been achieved.’
    • 2003, David Roberts, Four Against the Arctic[5]:
      Mr. Klingstadt, chief Auditor of the Admiralty of that city, sent for and examined them very particularly concerning the events which had befallen them; minuting down their answers in writing, with an intention of publishing himself an account of their extraordinary adventures.
  2. To set down a short sketch or note of; to jot down; to make a minute or a brief summary of.
    • 1876 [1834], George Bancroft, History of the United States from the discovery of the American continent[6], volume VI, strane 28-29:
      The Empress of Russia, with her own hand, minuted an edict for universal tolerance.
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Etymology 2

Borrowed from Латински minūtus (small", "petty), perfect passive participle of minuō (make smaller).

Pronunciation

Adjective

minute (comparative minuter, superlative minutest)

  1. Very small.
    They found only minute quantities of chemical residue on his clothing.
    Синонимs: infinitesimal, insignificant, minuscule, tiny, trace; see also Thesaurus:tiny
    Antonyms: big, enormous, colossal, huge, significant, tremendous, vast
  2. Very careful and exact, giving small details.
    • 2013 July-August, Fenella Saunders, “Tiny Lenses See the Big Picture”, in American Scientist:
      The single-imaging optic of the mammalian eye offers some distinct visual advantages. Such lenses can take in photons from a wide range of angles, increasing light sensitivity. They also have high spatial resolution, resolving incoming images in minute detail.
    The lawyer gave the witness a minute examination.
    Синонимs: exact, exacting, excruciating, precise, scrupulous; see also Thesaurus:meticulous
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Afrikaans

Noun

minute

  1. plural of minuut

Esperanto

Etymology

From minuto +‎ -e.

Pronunciation

Adverb

minute

  1. Lasting for a very short period; briefly, momentarily
    • 1929, L. L. Zamenhof, Johannes Dietterle, editor, Originala Verkaro [Original Oeuvre]:
      [...] kaj de nun ni pri ĉiuj minute kreskantaj projektoj absolute silentados.
      and from now on we will be completely silent about all the briefly growing projects.

Map-Francophone World.svg Француски

French

Etymology

From Стари Француски minute, borrowed from Латински minūta. Compare menu, an inherited doublet.

Pronunciation

Noun

minute f (plural minutes)

  1. minute (etymology 1, time unit, all same senses)

Derived terms

Descendants

Interjection

minute

  1. wait a sec!

Verb

minute

  1. inflection of minuter:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

Further reading


Italian language.svg Италијански

Pronunciation

Adjective

minute

  1. Шаблон:adj form of

Anagrams


Latin.jpg Латински

Pronunciation

Participle

Шаблон:la-part-form

  1. vocative masculine singular of minūtus

References


Middle English

Noun

minute

  1. Alternative form of mynute

Old French

Etymology

Borrowed from Medieval Latin minūta.

Noun

minute f (oblique plural minutes, nominative singular minute, nominative plural minutes)

  1. minute (one sixtieth of an hour)
    Coordinate terms: segont, eure, jor, semaine, an

Descendants


Portuguese language.png Португалски

Pronunciation

Шаблон:pt-IPA

  • Hyphenation: mi‧nu‧te

Verb

minute

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of minutar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of minutar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of minutar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of minutar

Румунски

Romanian

Noun

minute

  1. plural of minut