- 1 1.1 (unit of time) seven minutes to eightto the minutelas ocho menos siete minutossiete minutos para las ocho (Latin America except River Plate area)a 30-minute speechcon suma precisióntwo minutes' o a two-minute silenceun discurso de 30 minutoshe lives about five minutes from heredos minutos de silenciothere's one born every minutevive a unos cinco minutos de aquí¡hay cada idiota …! [colloquial]Example sentences1.2 (short period) wait a minute, I'll be with you directly
I'll do it in a minuteespera un minuto or un momento, enseguida estoy contigoI won't be a minuteespera un momentoenseguida lo hagocould I see you for a minute?no tardo ni un minutonever for a minute have I regretted my decision¿puedo hablar contigo un momento?one minute green's fashionable, the next nobody's wearing itni por un momento he lamentado mi decisiónyou can't leave him alone for a minutede pronto se pone de moda el verde y al poco rato ya nadie lo usawithout a minute to spareno se lo puede dejar solo ni un minutoit's just minutes to go now before the opening of the showen el último minutothank goodness you're here, and not a minute too soon!solo faltan unos minutos para que comience la función¡menos mal que has llegado! ¡en buena hora!Example sentences1.3 (instant) I enjoyed every minute of the vacation
- Use different units: months, weeks and days, even hours, minutes and seconds.
- Keighley had to play the first ten minutes of the second period with only 14 men.
- Gavin Chapman came in with an overall time of four hours, twenty five minutes and nine seconds.
it was difficult, but worth every minutedisfruté de las vacaciones al máximothey'll be here any minute (now)fue difícil pero mereció la penaat this very minutellegarán de un momento a otroestán al caer [colloquial]at the last minuteen este preciso instanteto leave something to o till o until the last minutea última horago to bed this minute!dejar algo para el último momento¡vete a la cama ahora mismo or en este mismo instante!Example sentences1.4the minute (as conjunction) the minute (that) I saw the house
- Think about the bit in the brackets for a minute.
- Well, let's get to Mohamed Atta for a minute because you mentioned him as well.
- And then, once they'd turned their backs for a minute to do something else, we could see my pizza catch fire and eventually blacken to a cinder.
en cuanto vi la casa
- It is amazing that your life can turn in an instant, one minute enjoying a social event, the next lying face down in the gutter, or in a cell somewhere.
- One minute you're angry and the next minute you're happy.
- 2 (of arc)Example sentences
- To have any chance of affecting a pilot's vision, a would-be terrorist would have to be capable of keeping the beam pointed to an accuracy of 3 minutes of arc, one-tenth the diameter of a Full Moon.
- He had just invented a new instrument: a prototype sextant with arms nearly six feet in length and a scale graduated to single minutes of arc.
- But Kepler found a discrepancy of eight minutes of arc between the observed and predicted positions of the planet.
- 1 (very small)(amount)(object)Example sentences
- Resuscitation may have dislodged it and allowed minute food particles to pass into the lower respiratory tract.
- Nothing whatsoever, not even the most minute particle, exists independently or permanently on its own.
- Saudi Arabia has more Red Sea coastline than any other nation, yet only a minute fraction is accessible to divers.
- 2 (detailed) (before noun)(scrutiny/examination/care)Example sentences
- His winning is no longer a story, his losing guarantees him a hard time and minute analysis of everything from his serve to his choice of coach.
- The small percipient eyes are screwed up, and wrinkled from his repeated minute scrutinies.
- The pair had camped in the video room for most of the night, watching the security tapes with minute scrutiny.
- (meeting/discussion)he asked that his dissent should be minutedlevantar (el) acta dequiso que constara en acta(s) que estaba en desacuerdoExample sentences
- Incredibly, not a single meeting is minuted, and no recordings are made.
- As the meeting was not minuted, I wrote a letter to you after this meeting to ensure that there would be no misunderstanding.
- I don't recall who asked the question, or if the meeting was properly minuted, but the response was that the traffic model showed that Staverton would be a ‘pinch-point somewhere that drivers would avoid’.
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