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minute in Measurement topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishminutemin‧ute1 /ˈmɪnət/ ●●● S1 W1 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 timeTMHM a unit for measuring time. There are 60 minutes in one hour 🔊 It takes me ten minutes to walk to work. 🔊 The train arrived at four minutes past eight. 🔊 He returned a few minutes later. 🔊 I’ll meet you at the car in five minutes.a one/two/three etc minute something 🔊 a ten-minute bus ride2 the last minute3 by the minute4 love/enjoy/hate etc every minute (of something)5 within minutes6 a minuteSPOKEN PHRASES7 in a minute8 wait a minute/just a minute/hold on a minute/hang on a minute9 (at) any minute (now)10 have you got a minute?11 the minute (that) somebody does something12 not think/believe etc for one minute13 this minute14 the next minute15 one minute ... the next (minute) ...16 minutes17 HMmathematics technical one of the 60 parts into which a degree of an angle is divided. It can be shown as a symbol after a number. For example, 78° 52' means 78 degrees 52 minutes. up-to-the-minute
Examples from the Corpus
minuteThe power went out for about 15 minutes.It takes them a minute to realize they are not going to be screamed at.Five minutes later she came up to my room.In fact it is not quite half-an-hour - the journey usually takes twenty-four minutes, but Vic wishes it were longer.Give me a couple of minutes, will you?Set the wok over high heat for one minute.I sat down at my drawing table for just one minute.In some cases, 10 per minute may be higher than the going daytime rate offered by competitors.Seven minutes into the game at Barnsley.It takes Paula about three minutes to swim a lap.a one/two/three etc minute somethingSome of the rooms are about a two minute walk away in the Loutrouvia annexe.The Rose is situated in a quiet yet central position, about a three minute walk from the main street.After a two minute exposure to acid, the perfusion was resumed for a further 90 minute period.One of the bonuses of being Magazine Editor is that you get a three minute Pastoral visit once a month.Various airline industry estimates suggest that a one minute delay in scheduled aircraft departure costs between £130 and £750.The bed and breakfast houses are within a three minute walk; the evening meal is served in the Strass.