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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.
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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.
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minute

One division of a module, 3.
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The entire group is crammed into a circle of less than 4 arc minutes. The odd-one-out member is NGC 7320c, which can be spotted a few arc minutes off to the northeast of this tight group.
The Trifid is found only 1 1/2 [degrees] north-northwest of M8 and is about 30 by 20 arc minutes in extent.
The field of view is identical to that of the XRT onboard Swift, 19 by 19 arc minutes. The telescope is operated through the Talon telescope control software.
Series P has a backlash of less than three arc minutes and an output torque of up to 1800 Nm.
Precision honing of the sun and planet gears produces high efficiency with a backlash of less than 8 arc minutes and exact ratios of 3:1 to 64:1.
Visual resolution of the LCT projection system is 5.7 arc minutes, significantly better than the 6.9 arc minutes of the CMS.
Lalande 21185 stood out from the other stars Argelander was recording because it had moved: its position was a full 5 arc minutes south of the one in Lalande's catalog.
Although successful in creating the star, Thompson still refers to the image--which measured some 1 to 2 arc minutes across--more as a "blob' than a real point source.
This cigar-shaped galaxy, also known as Bennett 29, is a close neighbour of NGC 1808 situated 36 arc minutes to the north-east.
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Approximately 8 by 6 arc minutes in size, M27 shows well in a 4-inch telescope.
This gas and particulate envelope sometimes stretches as much as 5 arc minutes in diameter (more than four times the Earth-Moon distance), and it varies in brightness by as much as a factor of four over time scales ranging from hours to years.