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 ()

Historical Notes

  1. In medieval times the minute was the Ostent and was equal to 1/10th of an hour.

See also: Day, Hour, Plane Angle, Second, Time.

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