(redirected from arc minutes)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
See: accurate, capsule, conscientious, detailed, entry, exact, impalpable, inconsiderable, meticulous, minimal, minor, negligible, nominal, notation, note, outline, paltry, paraphrase, petty, record, remote, report, scarce, slight, summary, synopsis, tenuous, trivial

MINUTE, measures. In divisions of the circle or angular measures, a minute is equal to sixty seconds, or one sixtieth part of a degree.
     2. In the computation of time, a minute is equal to sixty seconds, or the sixtieth part of an hour. Vide Measure.

MINUTE, practice. A memorandum of what takes place in court; made by authority of the court. From these minutes the record is afterwards made up.
     2. Toullier says, they are so called because the writing in which they were originally, was small, that the word is derived, from the Latin minuta, (scriptura) in opposition to copies which were delivered to the parties, and which were always written in a larger hand. 8 Toull. n. 413.
     3. Minutes are not considered as any part of the record. 1 Ohio R. 268. See 23 Pick. R. 184.

References in periodicals archive ?
6 alpha Columbae, which could be seen as the eye of the starry dove, is situated just 38 arc minutes to the west of the00000000000000 open cluster NGC 2061.
A lovely, complex area permeated with clusters and nebulosity is situated just 30 arc minutes to the south of the globular.
Its dimensions are a generous 30 by 6 arc minutes, and if the sky is fairly dark a small telescope will show it as a fuzzy spindle with hints of complex structure.
Only 23 arc minutes further south is NGC 7144, which reflects the same round glow, but with a considerably brighter nucleus.
The small group, Pismis 8, is situated only 28 arc minutes east of NGC 2645.
Take a moment to glance at u Antliae, situated 50 arc minutes north of the constellation Vela, more or less midway along the southern Antlia border.
Open cluster NGC 2627 is situated only 40 arc minutes south of zeta Pyxidis.
The telescope has diffraction-limited image quality over a useful field of view of about 10 arc minutes.
The edge-on galaxy NGC 3620 is situated just 32 arc minutes north of IC 2631 and 32 arc minutes off the border with the Carina constellation.
As Rao summarizes, it was a diffuse, grayish band about 7 arc minutes wide.
Only 25 arc minutes towards the west, the elliptical galaxy NGC 6861 occupies the middle spot of this galaxy group, being the second brightest member.
5 arc minutes, about 1/6 the apparent diameter of the full Moon -- incredible considering a society that depended on the unaided eye and did not possess inscribed metal tools.