one of the 60 parts into which an hour is divided
a very short space of time
exact point of time; instant
one of 60 part into which a degree of angle is divided
official note that records a decision or comment, or gives authority for sth to be done
brief summary or record of what is said and decided at a meeting, especially of a society or committee
make a note of (sth) in the minutes of a meeting
measure the time for sth
very small in size or amount
very detailed; accurate or precise
"he ran a 4 minute mile"
"wait just a moment"
"in a mo"
"it only takes a minute"
"in just a bit"
"the moment he arrived the party began"
"the secretary keeps the minutes of the meeting"
"we live an hour from the airport"
"its just 10 minutes away"
"two minute whiplike threads of protoplasm"
"reduced to a microscopic scale"
"a minute inspection of the grounds"
"a narrow scrutiny"
"an exact and minute report"
Such minute type that you would have to search for it with a magnifying glass.
出自： R. K. Narayan
误 He will come to give me his hand in the minute.
正 He will come to give me his hand in a minute.
析 表示“马上,立刻”,应该说in a minute,而不是in the minute,其中的不定冠词不能改成定冠词。
误 All I wanted was a few minutes of rest.
正 All I wanted was a few minutes' rest.
析 时间短语作定语,其所有格通常用 -s' 或 -'s形式,不用 of。
误 He arrived at exactly three past.
正 He arrived at exactly three minutes past.
析 如非逢5逢10等整数, minute一般不省略。
误 Five minutes are not a long time to complete this exercise.
正 Five minutes is not a long time to complete this exercise.
误 Who will take the minute of the meeting?
正 Who will take the minutes of the meeting?