# Minute

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

## References

### 2019a

• (Wikipedia, 2019) ⇒ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minute Retrieved:2019-1-4.
• The 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.