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1minute/ˈmɪnət/noun
pluralminutes
1minute
/ˈmɪnət/
noun
pluralminutes
Learner's definition of MINUTE  
[count] 
: a unit of time equal to 60 seconds: one 60th of an hour
   b : a brief period of time
: moment
— see also last minute
[count] : the distance that can be traveled in a minute
minutes [plural] : an official record of what was said and done in a meeting
[count]technical : one of 60 equal parts into which a degree can be divided for measuring angles

a laugh a minute

— see 2laugh

any minute

◊ If something could happen (at) any minute (now), it could happen very soon.

at/on a minute's notice

— see 1notice

from minute to minute

orfrom one minute to the nextorminute by minute
: very quickly as time passes

hold/hang on a minute

informalorwait/just a minute
— used to tell someone to wait or to stop for a brief time
— used to express surprise or disbelief

just this minute

— see 2just

not for a/one minute

: at no time: not at all
: never

the minute

: as soon as

this minute

: right now

to the minute

: exactly or precisely
— see also up-to-the-minute

within minutes

: within a very short amount of time
2minute/maɪˈnuːt/
British/maɪˈnjuːt/adjective
minuterminutest
2minute
/maɪˈnuːt/British/maɪˈnjuːt/
adjective
minuterminutest
Learner's definition of MINUTE  
[or more minute; most minute]
: very small
: tiny
: very complete and precise

— minutely

adverb
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