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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
minute (noun)
1.
a) the 60th part of an hour of time 60 seconds
b) the 60th part of a degree of angular measure
2.
the distance one can traverse in a minute
3.
a short space of time - moment
4.
a) a brief note (as of summary or recommendation)
b) - memorandum draft
c) the official record of the proceedings of a meeting
minute (verb)
transitive verb
to make notes or a brief summary of
minute (adjective)
1.
very small - infinitesimal
2.
of small importance - trifling
3.
marked by close attention to details small, circumstantial
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
minute (adjective)
1.
including many small descriptive features
SYNONIMS:
blow-by-blow, circumstantial, elaborate, full, minute, particular, particularized, thorough
RELATED WORDS:
enumerated, inventoried, itemized, listed, numerated; delineated, specific, specified; abundant, copious; comprehensive, encyclopedic, exhausting, exhaustive, inclusionary, inclusive, in-depth, omnibus, panoramic, thoroughgoing; accurate, correct, exact, precise; complete, entire, replete; distinct, explicit, sharp; mapped (out); descriptive, graphic ( graphical), picturesque, vivid
NEAR ANTONYMS:
brief, compact, concise, crisp, pithy, short, succinct, terse; abbreviated, abridged, curtailed, cut, pruned, shortened, trimmed; ambiguous, indeterminate, nebulous, nondescript, sketchy, vague; bird's-eye, broad, general, nonspecific, overall, unspecified
compendious, summary
minute (adjective)
2.
lacking importance
SYNONIMS:
fiddling, foolish, frivolous, incidental, inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, little, Mickey Mouse, minor, minute, negligible, nugatory, slight, small, small-fry, trifling, trivial
RELATED WORDS:
jerkwater, one-horse; nickel-and-dime, paltry, petty, small-time, worthless; anonymous, nameless, obscure, uncelebrated, unknown
NEAR ANTONYMS:
decisive, fatal, fateful; chief, dominant, overbearing, overmastering, overriding, principal; distinctive, exceptional, impressive, outstanding, prominent, remarkable; valuable, worthwhile, worthy; distinguished, eminent, great, illustrious, preeminent, prestigious; famous, notorious, renowned; all-important, basic, essential, fundamental, key
big, consequential, eventful, important, major, material, meaningful, momentous, significant, substantial, unfrivolous, weighty
minute (adjective)
3.
so small or unimportant as to warrant little or no attention
SYNONIMS:
chicken, de minimis, footling, inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, measly, Mickey Mouse, minute, niggling, no-account, nominal, paltry, peanut, petty, picayune, piddling, piddly, piffling, pimping, slight, trifling, trivial
RELATED WORDS:
inferior, mean; imperceptible, inappreciable; little, puny, tiny; hairsplitting, nitpicking, pettifogging, quibbling; one-horse, small-fry, two-bit
NEAR ANTONYMS:
serious, substantial, weighty; eventful, momentous, pivotal; conspicuous, noteworthy, outstanding, prominent, remarkable, striking; appreciable, discernible ( discernable), measurable
big, consequential, considerable, important, material, significant
minute (adjective)
4.
made or done with extreme care and accuracy
SYNONIMS:
delicate, exact, finespun, hairline, hairsplitting, minute, nice, nuanced, refined, subtle
RELATED WORDS:
nitpicking, quibbling; frivolous, inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, negligible, petty, piddling, trifling, trivial; demanding, exacting, fastidious, finical, finicking, finicky, fussy, meticulous, particular, picky
NEAR ANTONYMS:
apparent, clear, clear-cut, evident, manifest, obvious, open-and-shut, palpable, patent, perspicuous, plain, transparent, unambiguous, unequivocal, unmistakable; broad, indefinite; careless, heedless, incautious, slapdash, slipshod, sloppy
coarse, inexact, rough
minute (adjective)
5.
very small in size
SYNONIMS:
atomic, bitsy, bitty, infinitesimal, itty-bitty ( itsy-bitsy), little bitty, microminiature, microscopic ( microscopical), miniature, minuscule, minute, teensy, teensy-weensy, teeny, teeny-weeny, wee, weeny ( weensy)
RELATED WORDS:
baby, diminutive, dwarf, elfin, half-pint, Lilliputian, little, micro, mini, minikin, model, petite, pocket, pocket-size ( pocket-sized), pygmy, small, smallish; dinky, dwarfish, insignificant, pint-size ( pint-sized), puny, scrubby, undersized ( undersize)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
big, bulky, bumper, considerable, extensive, good, goodly, grand, great, gross, handsome, hefty, hulking, jumbo, king-size ( king-sized), large, largish, major, outsize ( outsized), overgrown, overscale ( overscaled), oversize ( oversized), sizable ( sizeable), substantial, super, whacking, whopping; formidable, grandiose, imposing, lofty, majestic, monolithic, staggering, stupendous, towering; boundless, cavernous, immeasurable, infinite, vast, vasty, voluminous
astronomical ( astronomic), colossal, cosmic ( cosmical), elephantine, enormous, giant, gigantic, herculean, heroic ( heroical), huge, immense, mammoth, massive, monster, monstrous, monumental, mountainous, planetary, prodigious, titanic, tremendous
minute (noun)
a very small space of time
SYNONIMS:
beat, eyeblink, flash, heartbeat, jiff, jiffy, minute, moment, nanosecond, New York minute, second, shake, split second, trice, twinkle, twinkling, wink
RELATED WORDS:
microsecond; snatch, spurt
NEAR ANTONYMS:
aeon ( eon), age, eternity, forever; infinity, lifetime
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