Minute

A minute is a unit of measurement of time or of angle. The minute is a unit of time equal to 1/60 (the first sexagesimal fraction) of an hour or 60 seconds. In the UTC time standard, a minute on rare occasions has 59 or 61 seconds; see leap second. The minute is not an SI unit; however, it is accepted for use with SI units. The SI symbol for minute or minutes is min (for time measurement) or the prime symbol after a number, e.g. 5′ (for angle measurement, even if it is informally used for time).

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Famous quotes containing the word minute:

    I know there are women, like my best friends, who would have gotten out of there the minute their boyfriend gave them a gun to hide, but I didn’t. I gotta admit the truth: It turned me on.
    Nicholas Pileggi, U.S. screenwriter, and Martin Scorsese. Karen Hill (Lorraine Bracco)

    With every minute you do change a mind,
    And call him noble that was now your hate.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    The talk not of Inconstancy,
    False Hearts, and broken Vows;
    If I, by Miracle, can be
    This live-long Minute true to thee,
    ‘Tis all that Heav’n allows.
    John Wilmot, 2d Earl Of Rochester (1647–1680)