minute

minute
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. minuscule, tiny; meticulous, precise, exact. See littleness, care. —n. moment; summary, draft; (pl.) record, log. See time.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Extremely small]
Syn. microscopic, diminutive, wee, tiny, atomic, miniature, puny, infinitesimal, inframicroscopic, microbic, molecular, exact, precise, pulverized, fine, exiguous, inconsiderable, teeny*, weeny*, teensy*, peewee*, itsy*, itsy-bitsy*, invisible*; see also little 1 .
Ant. large*, huge, immense.
2. [Trivial]
Syn. immaterial, nonessential, paltry; see trivial , unimportant .
3. [Exact]
Syn. particular, circumstantial, specialized; see detailed , elaborate 2 .
See Synonym Study at small . n.
1. [The sixtieth part of an hour]
Syn. sixty seconds, unit of time, measure of time, space of time; see time 1 .
2. [A brief time]
Syn. short time, second, trice, flash, twinkling, breath, jiffy*, bat of an eye*, shake of a lamb's tail*, couple of humps*, tick*, twink*; see also instant , moment 1 , time 2 .
Ant. eternity*, long time, forever*.
up to the minute*,
Syn.
3. modern, contemporary, in the latest style, up to date; see fashionable .
4. current, prompt, recent; see modern 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
sixty seconds, moment, instant, twinkling, jiffy, wink of an eye, *two shakes of a lamb's tail. see time
II
a.
tiny, miniscule, microscopic, infinitesimal, teeny, atomic, molecular, small, wee, micro, mini, little, trifling, trivial, insignificant, pint-sized. *itsy-bitsy, puny, miniature, negligible.
ANT.: huge, gigantic, massive, gargantuan
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A very brief time: crack, flash, instant, moment, second1, trice, twinkle, twinkling, wink. Informal: jiff, jiffy. Chiefly British: tick. See BIG, TIME.
V
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Extremely small: diminutive, dwarf, Lilliputian, midget, miniature, minuscule, pygmy, tiny, wee. Informal: peewee, pintsize, pintsized, teensy, teensy-weensy, teeny, teeny-weeny, weeny. See BIG. 2. Characterized by attention to detail: blow-by-blow, circumstantial, detailed, full, particular, thorough. See SPECIFIC.

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