A unit of time equal to one sixtieth of an hour, or 60 seconds. A unit of angular measurement equal to one sixtieth of a degree, or 60 seconds. Also called minute of arc. A measure of the distance one can cover in a minute: lives ten minutes from school. A short interval of time; moment. See Synonyms at moment. A specific point in time: Stop that this minute! A note or summary covering points to be remembered; a memorandum. An official record of the proceedings of a meeting. To record in a memorandum or the minutes of a meeting. Exceptionally small; tiny. See Synonyms at small. Beneath notice; insignificant. Characterized by careful scrutiny and close examination: held a minute inspection of the grounds.