MINUTE

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MINUTE ; a division of time, and of angular measure. The degree is divided into 60 minutes. The divisions of degrees are fractions, whose denominators increase in a sexagesimal ratio ; that is, a minute is = g^, or second = gg^, &c. of a degree. Minutes are expressed by acute accents, thus' the seconds by two;/; the thirds by three//;. In the computation of time, a minute is the 60th part of an hour.