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adjective British English pronunciation: minute /maɪˈnjuːt/ 
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adjectiveminute
comparativeminuter
superlativeminutest
  1. 1
    very small

    The soil contained minute quantities of uranium.

    The chances of success were minute.

  2. 2
    very careful and detailed

    a minute examination of the evidence

    in minute detail (=very carefully):

    Our lawyer went over the contract in minute detail.

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minuteness

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