MINU'TE, adjective [Latin minutus.]
1. Very small, little or slender; of very small bulk or size; small in consequence; as a minute grain of sand; a minute filament. The blood circulates through very minute vessels. minute divisions of a subject often perplex the understanding. minute details are tedious.
2. Attending to small things; critical; as minute observation.
MINUTE, noun min'it. [Latin minutum, that is, a small portion.]
1. A small portion of time or duration, being the sixtieth part of an hour.
Since you are not sure of a minute throw not away an hour.
2. In geometry, the sixtieth part of a degree of a circle.
3. In architecture, the sixtieth, but sometimes the thirtieth part of a module.
4. A space of time indefinitely small. I will be with you in a minute or in a few minutes, that is, in a short time.
5. A short sketch of any agreement or other subject, taken in writing; a note to preserve the memory of any thing; as, to take minutes of a contract; to take minutes of a conversation or debate.
MINUTE, verb transitive min'it. To set down a short sketch or note of any agreement or other subject in writing.