# Miniute vs. Minute: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Aimie Carlson || By Janet White || Published on April 1, 2024
"Miniute" is an incorrect spelling; the correct form is "minute," a period of time equal to sixty seconds or a sixtieth of an hour.

## Which is correct: Miniute or Minute

How to spell Minute?

## Key Differences

Think of "minute" as being composed of "min" (like "minimal") plus "ute," emphasizing its timing aspect.
Use mnemonic: "My INterest Under Time's Embrace" to spell "minute" correctly.
Note the "i" before the "u" in "minute," reflecting its chronological sequence.
Associate "minute" with similar time-related words like "hour" and "second," which also have clear, concise spellings.
Remember that "minute" has the same root as "minute" (tiny), sharing the "u" after the "min."

## Correct usage of Minute

Can you give me a miniute to explain?
Can you give me a minute to explain?
Wait a miniute, I forgot something!
Wait a minute, I forgot something!

## Minute Definitions

A measure of angular distance, one-sixtieth of a degree.
The ancient ruins were fifteen minutes east of the river.
A unit of time equal to sixty seconds, used to measure duration.
The meeting lasted exactly thirty minutes.
Extremely small; tiny in size or significance.
The scientist examined the minute differences between the samples.
A specific rhythm in a piece of music, often indicating speed.
The symphony's pace was set at 120 beats per minute.
A summary or record of the proceedings of a meeting.
She was tasked with writing the minutes for the board meeting.
A unit of time equal to one sixtieth of an hour, or 60 seconds.
A unit of angular measurement equal to one sixtieth of a degree, or 60 seconds. Also called arcminute, minute of arc.
A measure of the distance one can cover in a minute
Lives ten minutes from school.

## Minute Sentences

The teacher asked for a minute of silence.
They arrived a minute too late.
Can you spare a minute?
The meeting was postponed at the last minute.
I read the book in one minute segments.
Please take a minute to review the document.
Stir the mixture for one minute.
He was sweating every minute of the exam.
I'll be ready in just a minute.
The minute hand on the clock moved slowly.
I appreciated every minute of the vacation.
Let's take a minute to relax.
The trip was enjoyable every minute.

## Minute Idioms & Phrases

#### Wait a minute

Asking someone to pause or to give you a moment to think or react.
Wait a minute, I think I left my keys in the car.

#### At the last minute

Making a decision or action just before it's too late.
She always does her homework at the last minute.

#### Minute by minute

Describes something happening in very small, detailed increments.
We were getting updates on the situation minute by minute.

#### To the last minute

Continuing to do something until the very end of the allowed time.
He worked on the project to the last minute.

#### Any minute now

Something is expected to happen very soon.
The bus should be here any minute now.

#### A minute's silence

A short time when silence is kept as a sign of respect or mourning.
The school observed a minute's silence for the respected teacher.

#### In a New York minute

To do something very quickly.
I'd accept that job offer in a New York minute!

#### Just a minute

A request for a short wait.
I'll be with you in just a minute; I need to finish this email.

#### Spare a minute

To find a small amount of time to talk to someone or do something.
Could you spare a minute to help me with this problem?

#### Every minute counts

Expresses the importance of saving or effectively using time.
When you're on a tight deadline, every minute counts.

## FAQs

#### Why is it called minute?

It is called "minute" because it comes from the Latin "pars minuta prima," meaning "first small part."

#### Which vowel is used before minute?

The vowel "i" is used before "n" in "minute."

#### What is the pronunciation of minute?

The pronunciation of minute (time unit) is /ˈmɪnɪt/.

#### Is minute an abstract noun?

Yes, as a measure of time, "minute" can be considered an abstract noun.

#### What is the root word of minute?

The root word of "minute" is the Latin "minutus," meaning "made small."

#### What is the singular form of minute?

The singular form is "minute."

#### Which article is used with minute?

The indefinite article "a" is used with "minute," as in "a minute."

#### What is a stressed syllable in minute?

The first syllable "min" is stressed in "minute."

#### What is the verb form of minute?

The verb form of minute is "to minute," meaning to record in minutes or notes.

#### What is the plural form of minute?

The plural form is "minutes."

#### Which preposition is used with minute?

The preposition "in" is commonly used with "minute," as in "in a minute."

#### Is minute a noun or adjective?

"Minute" can be both a noun (time unit) and an adjective (extremely small).

#### Which conjunction is used with minute?

Conjunctions like "and" or "or" can be used with "minute," depending on context.

#### Is minute a negative or positive word?

"Minute" is neutral; it is neither inherently negative nor positive.

#### Is minute a countable noun?

Yes, "minute" is a countable noun.

#### How many syllables are in minute?

There are two syllables in "minute."

#### What is another term for minute?

Another term for "minute" is "moment" or "instant."

#### What is the first form of minute?

The first form is "minute," as it is a regular noun and adjective.

#### Is minute a vowel or consonant?

"Minute" is a word, not a vowel or consonant. It starts with the consonant "m."

#### Is the word minute imperative?

The word "minute" can be part of an imperative phrase but is not imperative by itself.

#### What part of speech is minute?

"Minute" can be a noun or an adjective, depending on usage.

#### Which determiner is used with minute?

Determiners like "a," "the," or "every" can be used with "minute."

#### What is the third form of minute?

Similarly, there is no third form for "minute" in noun usage; as a verb, it also doesn't have a third form.

#### Is minute a collective noun?

No, "minute" is not a collective noun.

#### Is the minute term a metaphor?

"Minute" can be used metaphorically, especially in its adjective form to describe something very small.

#### How do we divide minute into syllables?

"Minute" is divided into syllables as "min-ute."

No, "minute" is not an adverb.

#### What is the opposite of minute?

The opposite of minute (as an adjective) could be "large" or "huge."

#### What is the second form of minute?

There is no second form; "minute" remains unchanged as a noun. As a verb, it doesn't change form in past tense.

#### How is minute used in a sentence?

"He glanced at his watch every minute, anxious not to be late."