minute• The 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 drawingtable for just one minute.• In some cases, 10 per minute may be higher than the going daytimerate 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 something• Some of the rooms are about a two minute walk away in the Loutrouvia annexe.• The Rose is situated in a quiet yet centralposition, about a three minute walk from the mainstreet.• After a two minuteexposure to acid, the perfusion was resumed for a further 90 minute period.• One of the bonuses of being MagazineEditor is that you get a three minutePastoralvisit once a month.• Variousairlineindustryestimatessuggest that a one minutedelay in scheduledaircraftdeparturecosts between £130 and £750.• The bed and breakfast houses are within a three minute walk; the evening meal is served in the Strass.minutemi‧nute2 /maɪˈnjuːt $ -ˈnuːt/ ●○○ adjective 🔊 🔊 1SMALLextremely small 🔊 You only need a minute amount. 🔊 Her handwriting is minute.► see thesaurus at small2CAREFULpaying carefulattention to the smallest details syn meticulous 🔊 a minute examination of the rock 🔊 He explained the plan in minute detail. —minutely adverb 🔊 She studied the letter minutely.
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minute• Only minute amounts of the chemical were found in the water supply.• The equipmentrecordsminute changes in air pressure.• The substance is so toxic that even a minutedose of it could be fatal.• The print was so minute I nearly went blindreading it.• The problem was caused by minuteparticles of dust getting in the diskdrive.• We used a microscope to look at the minuteplant forms.• minute scutiny• Her writing's so minute that it's difficult to read.• Police found minutetraces of blood on the car seats.in minute detail• He remembers everything in minute detail.• Neither was I told to examinein minute detail, every blade of grass that my kit was to come in contact with.• Hence the numerous child abuseinquiries which have scrutinised, in minute detail, the actions of the professionalsinvolved.• I carefully examined every photographin minute detail through a magnifyingglass so as not to miss a thing.minutemin‧ute3 /ˈmɪnət/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 especially British EnglishWRITE to make an officialnote of something in the record of a meeting 🔊 This discussion is off the record and should not be minuted.→ See Verb tableFrom Longman Business Dictionaryminutemin‧ute1 /ˈmɪnət/ noun1minutes [plural] an official written record of what is said and decided at a meetingThe minutes of the last AGM were read.Will someone take the minutes? (=write down what is said)2[countable] a short official note that gives authority for something or that records a decisiona Treasury minute dated 2nd DecemberWe attach a certified copy of a Board minute authorising the signature of this letter.minuteminute2 verb [transitive]to make a written record of something in the minutes of a meetingThe board’s decision was formally minuted.You’d better minute that point.→ See Verb table