Synonyms of minute


1. minute, min, time unit, unit of time

usage: a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour; "he ran a 4 minute mile"

2. moment, mo, minute, second, bit, time

usage: an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "in a mo"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit"

3. moment, minute, second, instant, point, point in time

usage: a particular point in time; "the moment he arrived the party began"

4. minute, arcminute, minute of arc, angular unit

usage: a unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degree

5. minute, note

usage: a short note; "the secretary keeps the minutes of the meeting"

6. hour, minute, distance

usage: distance measured by the time taken to cover it; "we live an hour from the airport"; "its just 10 minutes away"


1. infinitesimal, minute, small (vs. large), little (vs. big)

usage: infinitely or immeasurably small; "two minute whiplike threads of protoplasm"; "reduced to a microscopic scale"

2. minute, narrow, careful (vs. careless)

usage: characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination; "a minute inspection of the grounds"; "a narrow scrutiny"; "an exact and minute report"

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Definition and meaning of minute (Dictionary)