part of speech: noun

definition 1: a unit of time equal to sixty seconds or one sixtieth of an hour. (abbreviated: min.)

definition 2: a very short period of time.

  • Would you please come inside for a minute?

synonyms: bit, instant, jiffy, moment

definition 3: (plural) the written record of a meeting.

  • The clerk read the minutes of the last council meeting.

definition 4: a distance that a person can walk or drive in one minute.

  • Our new apartment is only ten minutes from school.

part of speech: adjective

inflections: minuter, minutest

definition 1: very small in size or amount; tiny.

  • Grandmother is ill and will eat only a minute amount of food.

synonyms: diminutive, tiny, wee

antonyms: tremendous

definition 2: with attention to fine details.

  • He makes minute drawings of city life.

synonyms: detailed, meticulous

derivation: minuteness (n.)