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adjective minute pronunciation in British English /maɪˈnjuːt/
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  1. 1
    very small
    The soil contained minute quantities of uranium.
    The chances of success were minute.
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  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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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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