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 for minute
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Minute \Min"ute\, a.
     Of or pertaining to a minute or minutes; occurring at or
     marking successive minutes.
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     Minute bell, a bell tolled at intervals of a minute, as to
        give notice of a death or a funeral.
     Minute book, a book in which written minutes are entered.
     Minute glass, a glass measuring a minute or minutes by the
        running of sand.
     Minute gun, a discharge of a cannon repeated every minute
        as a sign of distress or mourning.
     Minute hand, the long hand of a watch or clock, which makes
        the circuit of the dial in an hour, and marks the minutes.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Minute \Min"ute\ (?; 277), n. [LL. minuta a small portion, small
     coin, fr. L. minutus small: cf. F. minute. See 4th Minute.]
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     1. The sixtieth part of an hour; sixty seconds. (Abbrev. m.
        or min.; as, 4 h. 30 m.)
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              Four minutes, that is to say, minutes of an hour.
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     2. The sixtieth part of a degree; sixty seconds (Marked thus
        ('); as, 10[deg] 20').
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     3. A nautical or a geographic mile.
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     4. A coin; a half farthing. [Obs.] --Wyclif (Mark xii. 42)
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     5. A very small part of anything, or anything very small; a
        jot; a tittle. [Obs.]
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              Minutes and circumstances of his passion. --Jer.
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     6. A point of time; a moment.
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              I go this minute to attend the king.  --Dryden.
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     7. pl. The memorandum; a record; a note to preserve the
        memory of anything; as, to take minutes of a contract; to
        take minutes of a conversation or debate; to read the
        minutes of the last meeting.
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     8. (Arch.) A fixed part of a module. See Module.
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     Note: Different writers take as the minute one twelfth, one
           eighteenth, one thirtieth, or one sixtieth part of the
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Minute \Min"ute\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Minuted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     To set down a short sketch or note of; to jot down; to make a
     minute or a brief summary of.
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           The Empress of Russia, with her own hand, minuted an
           edict for universal tolerance.           --Bancroft.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Minute \Mi*nute"\ (m[imac]*n[=u]t" or m[i^]*n[=u]t"), a. [L.
     minutus, p. p. of minuere to lessen. See Minish, Minor,
     and cf. Menu, Minuet.]
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     1. Very small; little; tiny; fine; slight; slender;
        inconsiderable; as, minute details. "Minute drops."
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     2. Attentive to small things; paying attention to details;
        critical; particular; precise; as, a minute observer;
        minute observation.
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     Syn: Little; diminutive; fine; critical; exact;
          circumstantial; particular; detailed.
     Usage: Minute, Circumstantial, Particular. A
            circumstantial account embraces all the leading
            events; a particular account includes each event and
            movement, though of but little importance; a minute
            account goes further still, and omits nothing as to
            person, time, place, adjuncts, etc.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: infinitely or immeasurably small; "two minute whiplike
             threads of protoplasm"; "reduced to a microscopic scale"
             [syn: infinitesimal, minute]
      2: characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination;
         "a minute inspection of the grounds"; "a narrow scrutiny";
         "an exact and minute report" [syn: minute, narrow]
      n 1: a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour;
           "he ran a 4 minute mile" [syn: minute, min]
      2: an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "in a mo";
         "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit" [syn: moment,
         mo, minute, second, bit]
      3: a particular point in time; "the moment he arrived the party
         began" [syn: moment, minute, second, instant]
      4: a unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degree [syn:
         minute, arcminute, minute of arc]
      5: a short note; "the secretary keeps the minutes of the
      6: distance measured by the time taken to cover it; "we live an
         hour from the airport"; "its just 10 minutes away" [syn:
         hour, minute]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  325 Moby Thesaurus words for "minute":
     Lilliputian, absolute, abundant year, academic year, accurate,
     all the rage, annum, attentive, baby, back-burner, balance,
     balance the books, bantam, bell, bissextile year, bitsy, bitty,
     blow-by-blow, book, breath, breathing, calendar, calendar month,
     calendar year, capitalize, careful, carry, carry over, carve,
     cast up accounts, catalog, ceaseless, century, certain, chalk,
     chalk up, charge off, check in, chronicle, close, close out,
     close the books, common year, concrete, conscientious, constant,
     continuous, cool, correct, coup, crack, credit, critical, cut, day,
     debit, decade, decennary, decennium, defective year, defined,
     definite, delicate, demanding, detailed, determinate, different,
     diminutive, dinky, dispensable, distinct, distinguished, docket,
     document, double entry, engrave, enroll, enscroll, enter, entry,
     esoteric, especial, exact, exacting, exceptional, exigent, express,
     exquisite, extraordinary, fashionable, fateful moment, file,
     fill out, fine, finical, finicking, finicky, fiscal year, fixed,
     flash, fortnight, full, fussy, grave, half a jiffy, half a mo,
     half a second, half a shake, hep, hip, hot, hour, immaterial,
     impanel, in, in fashion, in style, in vogue, inappreciable,
     incessant, incise, inconsequential, inconsiderable, index,
     individual, inessential, inferior, infinitesimal, inner, inscribe,
     insert, insignificant, instant, interminable, interval, intimate,
     irrelevant, item, itemized, itsy-bitsy, itty-bitty, jiff, jiffy,
     jot down, journal, journalize, juncture, kairos, keep books,
     latest, leap year, least, light, list, little, log, lunar month,
     lunar year, lunation, luster, lustrum, make a memorandum,
     make a note, make an entry, make out, man-hour, mark down,
     matriculate, memorandum, mere, meticulous, micro, microscopic,
     microsecond, millennium, millisecond, mini, miniature, minor,
     minuscule, minutely, minutes, modern, moment, moment of truth,
     month, moon, narrow, negligible, newest, nice, nonessential,
     not vital, notation, note, note down, notes, noteworthy, now,
     particular, particularized, peewee, period, personal, petit, petty,
     picayune, piddling, pint-sized, place upon record, point, poll,
     post, post up, precise, precisianistic, precisionistic,
     pregnant moment, private, proceedings, psychological moment,
     punctilious, punctual, put down, put in writing, put on paper,
     put on tape, quarter, quinquennium, record, reduce to writing,
     refined, register, regular year, religious, respective, resume,
     rigid, rigorous, scrupulous, scrutinizing, season, sec, second,
     semester, session, set down, several, shake, sidereal year,
     single entry, singular, slight, small, small-beer, smart,
     solar year, solipsistic, space, span, special, specific, spell,
     split second, stage, stretch, strict, strike a balance, stroke,
     stylish, subtle, summary, sun, tabulate, take down, tape,
     tape-record, technical, teensy-weensy, teeny, teeny-weeny, term,
     the time, thorough, tick, time, time lag, time of day, time signal,
     tiniest, tiny, transactions, transcribe, transcript, trendy, trice,
     trifling, trimester, trivial, twelvemonth, twink, twinkle,
     twinkling, twitch, two shakes, unceasing, unessential, unimportant,
     unimpressive, unintermitted, uninterrupted, unnoteworthy,
     videotape, wee, week, weekday, while, wink, with it, write,
     write down, write in, write out, write up, year

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  MINUTE, measures. In divisions of the circle or angular measures, a minute 
  is equal to sixty seconds, or one sixtieth part of a degree. 
       2. In the computation of time, a minute is equal to sixty seconds, or 
  the sixtieth part of an hour. Vide Measure. 

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  MINUTE, practice. A memorandum of what takes place in court; made by 
  authority of the court. From these minutes the record is afterwards made up. 
       2. Toullier says, they are so called because the writing in which they 
  were originally, was small, that the word is derived, from the Latin minuta, 
  (scriptura) in opposition to copies which were delivered to the parties, and 
  which were always written in a larger hand. 8 Toull. n. 413. 
       3. Minutes are not considered as any part of the record. 1 Ohio R. 268. 
  See 23 Pick. R. 184. 

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