— as in: a minute amount
Don’t eat a lot of poppy seeds for a few days before a drug test. They have a
amount of a chemical that can cause a false positive when testing for heroin use.
very, very small
— as in: keep the minutes
The secretary keeps the
minutes of the meeting
a written record of what happened at a meeting
Much more commonly,
refer to a period of time lasting 60 seconds.
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