# Sixtieth+part+of+a+degree

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**Minute**— Min ute (?; 277), n. [LL. minuta a small portion, small coin, fr. L. minutus small: cf. F. minute. See 4th {Minute}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The sixtieth part of an hour; sixty seconds. (Abbrev. m. or min.; as, 4 h. 30 m.) [1913 Webster] Four minutes …2

**minute**— minute1 /min it/, n., v., minuted, minuting, adj. n. 1. the sixtieth part (1/60) of an hour; sixty seconds. 2. an indefinitely short space of time: Wait a minute! 3. an exact point in time; instant; moment: Come here this minute! 4. minutes, the… …3

**minute**— I. /ˈmɪnət / (say minuht) noun 1. the sixtieth part of an hour; sixty seconds. 2. an indefinitely short space of time: wait a minute. 3. a point of time, an instant, or moment: come here this minute! 4. a rough draft, as of a document. 5. a… …4

**minute**— I min•ute [[t]ˈmɪn ɪt[/t]] n. v. ut•ed, ut•ing, adj. 1) hor the sixtieth part (1/60) of an hour; 60 seconds 2) an indefinitely short space of time: Wait a minute![/ex] 3) an exact point in time; instant; moment: Come here this minute![/ex] 4)… …5

**minute**— I. a. 1. Little, slender, diminutive, fine, very small, tiny. 2. Circumstantial, particular, critical, precise, exact, detailed. II. n. 1. Sixtieth part of an hour, sixty seconds. 2. Sixtieth part of a degree. 3. Note, memorandum. III …6

**second**— second1 seconder, n. /sek euhnd/, adj. 1. next after the first; being the ordinal number for two. 2. being the latter of two equal parts. 3. next after the first in place, time, or value: the second house from the corner. 4. next after the first… …7

**second**— I. /ˈsɛkənd / (say sekuhnd) adjective 1. next after the first in order, place, time, rank, value, quality, etc.; (the ordinal of two). 2. alternate: every second Monday. 3. Music the lower of two parts for the same instrument or voice: second… …8

**minute**— {{11}}minute (adj.) early 15c., chopped small, from L. minutus little, small, minute, pp. of minuere to lessen, diminish (see MINUS (Cf. minus)). Meaning very small in size or degree is attested from 1620s. Related: Minutely; minuteness.… …9

**minute**— 1. n. & v. n. 1 the sixtieth part of an hour. 2 a distance covered in one minute (twenty minutes from the station). 3 a a moment; an instant; a point of time (expecting her any minute; the train leaves in a minute). b (prec. by the) colloq. the… …10

**minute**— minute1 [min′it] n. [OFr < ML minuta < L (pars) minuta (prima), (first) small (part), term used by Ptolemy for the sixtieth part of a unit in his system of fractions (of the circle, radius, day, later applied also to the hour): see MINUTE2] …