The main definition for the minute is as 60 seconds within the definition of time. However, it is also defined as 1/60 of a degree.
- Unit of Time
- 1 minute = 60 seconds.
- 1 sidereal minute = 59.83617 seconds.
- 1 minute = 60 seconds = 1/60 degree (°)
- In medieval times the minute was the Ostent and was equal to 1/10th of an hour.