Grammar GuideSpellingWhat is the difference between 'min' and 'minutes'?

What is the difference between 'min' and 'minutes'?

What is the difference between 'min' and 'minutes'?

The words min and minutes are often confused by writers. We'll help you to understand the difference.

Minutes means the official notes kept during a meeting or a period of time consisting of sixty seconds. when used as a noun.

Min* means both minutes and minimum when used as an abbreviation.

A good way to remember the difference is Min is a short word, so it's an abbreviation.

Out of the two words, 'minutes' is the most common. It appears about four times more frequently than 'min'.



It's easy to confuse min and minutes. Sometimes, a writer uses min as an abbreviation for minutes. This can be confusing because these words both have multiple meanings. It's best to write out the word minutes instead of abbreviating.

A minute is a unit of time that is equal to sixty seconds. Minutes is also a noun that means the notes taken during an official meeting.

Min is usually used as an abbreviation. It can mean both minimum and minutes. It's best to write it out so your readers are not confused.

Should I use 'min max min max' or 'minutes max minutes max'?

The correct phrase is 'min max min max'. These phrases are often confused by writers.

Which is right 'min max min max' or 'minutes max minutes max'?

The correct phrase is 'min max min max'. These phrases are often confused by writers.

Is the right expression 'max min max min' or 'max minutes max minutes'?

The right phrase is 'max min max min'. These phrases are often confused by writers.

Should I use 'max min max min' or 'max minutes max minutes'?

The right phrase is 'max min max min'. These phrases are often confused by writers.

Should I use 'min min min min' or 'minutes minutes minutes minutes'?

The correct expression is 'min min min min'. These phrases are often confused by writers.

Should I use 'Famous for fifteen minutes' or 'Famous for fifteen min'?

The right expression is 'Famous for fifteen minutes'. These phrases are often confused by writers.

Some synonyms of min are: unit of time, sixty seconds, minimum,

Some synonyms of minutes are: records, transactions, moment, moments, hours.

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The definitions in this article were adapted from Wiktionary.

Dictionary Definition of minDictionary Definition of minutes

Examples of min in a sentence

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- The Hound of Rowan by Henry H. Neff
Min kept the wide hood of her cloak pulled up, shadowing her face in its depths.
- The shadow rising by Robert Jordan
Blinking against the dust, Min kept an eye pressed to the crack in the shed’s rough wall.
- The fires of heaven by Robert Jordan
Salzman, Min heavar, Tel Aviv, 1943.J.J. Jchechtman, The Jabotinsky Story: vol.
- A history of Zionism by Walter Laqueur
A few min-utes ago the President .
- The Aquitaine Progression by Robert Ludlum

Examples of minutes in a sentence

A few minutes later, he'd given up on his idea of wheedling his way into a dinner invitation.
- The heart of Devin MacKade by Nora Roberts
After a few minutes he came upon a park.
- Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel
And I will see Colonel Klebb in ten minutes.'`Yes,
- From Russia with love: a James Bond novel by Ian Fleming
He probably wouldn't have lasted ten minutes in front of a group of professional magicians.”
- Beyond belief by Roy Johansen
The woman’s voice from the mist said, Please deposit one drachma for another five minutes.
- The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan