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minute
used in 1984 by Orwell

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
minute description
Definition
detailed (including even small considerations); and/or careful (done with care)
  • The scientist of today is either a mixture of psychologist and inquisitor, studying with real ordinary minuteness the meaning of facial expressions, gestures, and tones of voice, and testing the truth-producing effects of drugs, shock therapy, hypnosis, and physical torture; or he is chemist, physicist, or biologist concerned only with such branches of his special subject as are relevant to the taking of life.
    p. 193.9
minuteness = attention to detail

(Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
There are no more uses of "minute" flagged with this meaning in 1984 by Orwell.

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2  —1 use as in:
keep the minutes
Definition
a written record of what happened at a meeting
  • But there were other days when they settled down to their work almost eagerly, making a tremendous show of entering up their minutes and drafting long memoranda which were never finished — when the argument as to what they were supposedly arguing about grew extraordinarily involved and abstruse, with subtle haggling over definitions, enormous digressions, quarrels threats, even, to appeal to higher authority.
    p. 294.9
minutes = formal notes
There are no more uses of "minutes" flagged with this meaning in 1984 by Orwell.

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