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'''[[Minute]]''' is a unit of measurement of '''[[time]]''' or of '''[[angle]]'''. | '''[[Minute]]''' is a unit of measurement of '''[[time]]''' or of '''[[angle]]'''. | ||

- | The minute is a unit of time equal to '''1/60th''' of an hour or '''60 seconds'''. In the '''[[UTC]]''' time scale, a minute occasionally has 59 or 61 seconds; see '''[[leap second]]'''. The minute is not an SI unit; however, it is accepted for use with SI units. The symbol for minute or minutes is min. | + | The minute is a unit of time equal to '''1/60th''' of an hour or '''60 seconds'''. In the '''[[UTC]]''' time scale, a minute occasionally has 59 or 61 seconds; see '''[[leap second]]'''. The minute is not an SI unit; however, it is accepted for use with SI units. |

- | The fact that an hour contains 60 minutes is probably due to influences from the Babylonians, who used a base-60 or sexagesimal counting system. | + | |

+ | The symbol for minute or minutes is min. | ||

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+ | The fact that an '''[[hour]]''' contains 60 minutes is probably due to influences from the Babylonians, who used a base-60 or sexagesimal counting system. | ||

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+ | == Reference == | ||

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#Wikipedia '''''Minute''''' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minute] | #Wikipedia '''''Minute''''' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minute] | ||

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- | Also See: | + | |

+ | == Also See: == | ||

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*'''[[Freestyle Timing Booklet]]''' | *'''[[Freestyle Timing Booklet]]''' | ||

*'''[[Data Service Requirements World Cup]]''' | *'''[[Data Service Requirements World Cup]]''' |

## Revision as of 09:34, 7 July 2010

**Minute** is a unit of measurement of **time** or of **angle**.

The minute is a unit of time equal to **1/60th** of an hour or **60 seconds**. In the **UTC** time scale, a minute occasionally has 59 or 61 seconds; see **leap second**. The minute is not an SI unit; however, it is accepted for use with SI units.

The symbol for minute or minutes is min.

The fact that an **hour** contains 60 minutes is probably due to influences from the Babylonians, who used a base-60 or sexagesimal counting system.

## Reference

- Wikipedia
[1]**Minute**

## Also See:

**Freestyle Timing Booklet****Data Service Requirements World Cup****Freestyle Equipment List****Second****Year****Leap second**

Return to **Timing Glossary**, **Freestyle Skiing** or **Competition Organization**