What does minutes mean?

Definitions for minutes

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. minutes, proceedings, transactions(noun)

    a written account of what transpired at a meeting


  1. minutes(Noun)

    The official notes kept during a meeting.

  2. Origin: From the plural of the English minute.


  1. Minutes

    Minutes, also known as protocols or, informally, notes, are the instant written record of a meeting or hearing. They typically describe the events of the meeting, starting with a list of attendees, a statement of the issues considered by the participants, and related responses or decisions for the issues. Minutes may be created during the meeting by a typist or court reporter, who may use shorthand notation and then prepare the minutes and issue them to the participants afterwards. Alternatively, the meeting can be audio recorded, video recorded, or a group's appointed or informally assigned Secretary may take notes, with minutes prepared later. Many government agencies use minutes recording software to record and prepare all minutes in real-time. For private organizations, it is usually important for the minutes to be terse and only include a summary of discussion and decisions. A verbatim report is typically not useful. The minutes of certain groups, such as a corporate board of directors, must be kept on file and are important legal documents.

Editors Contribution

  1. minutes

    Plural noun of the word minute.

    The secretary took the minutes of the meeting and typed them and emailed them to all attendees.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'minutes' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #566

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'minutes' in Written Corpus Frequency: #370

Anagrams for minutes »

  1. minuets, mustine, untimes

  2. Minuets

  3. Mustine

  4. Untimes


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of minutes in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of minutes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Garry Kasparov, Baltic Development Forum, Hamburg, September 13, 2004:

    It's more easy to win a chess game in five minutes than it is to talk about Russia's problems in 15 minutes

  2. A. E. Houseman:

    Three minutes thought would suffice to find this out but thought is irksome and three minutes is a long time.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Minutes without seconds and hours without minutes cannot exist! Respect the links before respecting the chain!

  4. Jeff Katula:

    If you can fit in 10 minutes in the morning, 10 minutes at lunch, and 10 minutes at night, and you can do that five days a week, you’re there.

  5. Juergen Schluens:

    The minimum wage of 8.50 euros per hour was paid on paper but my boss said I could only take 52 minutes to do my round, i needed about 94 minutes -- and I should know as I've been doing the job for nearly 11 years.

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