# Minute

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A Minute is an Unit of Measurement of time that corresponds to 1/60 of an hour.

**Example(s):****Counter-Example(s):****See:**Time Duration Scale, Prime Symbol, Unit of Measurement, Time, Angle, Sexagesimal, Hour, Second, Coordinated Universal Time, Time Standard, Leap Second, Minute of Arc, Degree (Angle).

## References

### 2019a

- (Wikipedia, 2019) ⇒ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minute Retrieved:2019-1-4.
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**minute**is a unit of time or angle. As a unit of time, the minute is most of times equal to (the first sexagesimal fraction ) of an hour, or 60 seconds. In the UTC time standard, a minute on rare occasions has 61 seconds, a consequence of leap seconds (there is a provision to insert a negative leap second, which would result in a 59-second minute, but this has never happened in more than 40 years under this system). As a unit of angle, the minute of arc is equal to of a degree, or 60 seconds (of arc). Although not an SI unit for either time or angle, the minute is accepted for use with SI units for both. The SI symbols for*minute*or*minutes*are**min**for time measurement, and the prime symbol after a number, e.g. 5′, for angle measurement. The prime is also sometimes used informally to denote minutes of time.

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### 2019b

- (Wiktionary, 2019) ⇒ https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/minute Retrieved:2019-1-4.
- QUOTE: A unit of time equal to sixty seconds (one-sixtieth of an hour).