What does minutes mean?

Definitions for minutes

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word minutes.

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. William Doherty:

    A measly 15 minutes.

  2. Tucker Miller:

    You gave me two minutes.

  3. Christie Helminger:

    It's been an hour and 20 minutes.

  4. Gary Leeman:

    You get five minutes for fighting.

  5. Mike Stromberg:

    Her jail time was about 45 minutes.

Images & Illustrations of minutes

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