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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.

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It's having bus trips repeatedly interrupted by checkpoint officials, who require all passengers to get off the bus, then board themselves to minutely inspect every nook and cranny.
Because onstage, the real becomes fake; even a minutely detailed interior, with a real sofa and chairs, actual books in the bookcases, and a genuine Wedgwood teapot on the table usually can't disguise the fact that we're sitting in a theater looking at a fake living room.
We're now awaiting the services of a welder to examine it minutely.
Eight musical instruments are minutely reproduced on the cups and recur, in different combinations, on the other pieces.
If the leader cannot minutely discern people's psychological conditions and the feelings of those below are communicated above, then above and below oppose each other and matters are disordered.
Through skillful programming of the PLC that controls the power to the drives, technicians can minutely adjust the speed and friction ratio of the mixing process, yielding a variety of new blends with specific characteristics.
Many of those fortunate enough to have full time employment are working the longest hours of their lives-often at jobs which remain rote, narrow, and minutely supervised.
Egerton's reconstruction of Gabriel's and Sancho's plots, as minutely detailed and engrossing as it is, makes it all too apparent how little we know about slave plots, even when there is a wealth of documentary evidence.
Eight Bullets minutely chronicles Brenner's journey, from the time she met and began dating Wight through the killer's pursuit, capture, and sentencing.
A Child's Christmas in Wales is a lyrical, minutely remembered evocation of the Christmas season, as perceived by a happy child.
The Nordlinger decision upheld the tax assessment aspects of California's Proposition 13 whereby real estate assessments increase minutely for older owners while new buyers receive new market assessments and higher taxes.
Gautier's poetry includes Po esies (1830); Albertus (1832), a fantastic narrative poem; La Comedie de la mort (1833), another long poem, dealing with the sensual and the ideal; and Emaux et camees (1852), considered the best example of his pure, minutely chiseled style (see Parnassians ).