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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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In the few minutes' conversation which she had yet had with him, while Harriet had been partially insensible, he had spoken of her terror, her naivete, her fervour as she seized and clung to his arm, with a sensibility amused and delighted; and just at last, after Harriet's own account had been given, he had expressed his indignation at the abominable folly of Miss Bickerton in the warmest terms.
I'm to see her alone to-morrow evening for a few minutes. She's at Larchmont now at her aunt's.
Working in his shirt sleeves, and with the thermometer at over a hundred, the phosphates soaked in through every pore of Jurgis' skin, and in five minutes he had a headache, and in fifteen was almost dazed.
Two minutes more passed while the doctor was putting on his boots, and two minutes more while the doctor put on his coat and combed his hair.
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.
I shall call up again in five minutes." Then he hung up his receiver.
It warn't no towhead that you could float by in ten minutes. It had the big timber of a regular island; it might be five or six miles long and more than half a mile wide.
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."
"Go, summon me," I roared, "go at once, this very minute, this very second!
"And all to make two minutes grow where one grew before?" Dede queried, at the same time laughing heartily at his affectation of mystery.
"Nurse," she commanded, "come here and show me his back this minute!"