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minute

1. a period of time equal to 60 seconds; one sixtieth of an hour
2. a unit of angular measure equal to one sixtieth of a degree.

minute

[′min·ət]
(mathematics)
A unit of measurement of angle that is equal to ¹⁄₆₀ of a degree. Symbolized ′. Also known as arcmin.
(mechanics)
A unit of time, equal to 60 seconds.

minute

One division of a module, 3.
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But still the minutes passed by and the hours, and still hours more, and his misery and horror grew and were more and more intense.
Jerry of course came back to the stand, but in about ten minutes one of the shopmen called him, so we drew up to the pavement.
If there is a drop of red blood in the man the count will break in upon a very pretty love scene in about fifteen minutes from now.
It warn't no towhead that you could float by in ten minutes.
Presently I noted that the sun belt swayed up and down, from solstice to solstice, in a minute or less, and that consequently my pace was over a year a minute; and minute by minute the white snow flashed across the world, and vanished, and was followed by the bright, brief green of spring.
He said that he had not lived a bit as he had intended, and had wasted many, and many a minute.
Then, after waiting a minute, I went myself behind his screen with a dignified and solemn air, though my heart was beating slowly and violently.
And in thirty minutes them cottontails-- financiers, some folks call them--bid up Little Copper to sixty.
I'm never sure what I'm going to be, from one minute to another
We can't buy one minute of time with cash; if we could, rich people would live longer.
Of course Jurgis had made his home a miniature fertilizer mill a minute after entering.
My friends," said he, "it is twenty minutes past ten.