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Gentlemen, Interesting article, will be useful to include a historical note about why exist 60 minutes in a hour? Milton 22:03, 28 Jan 2004 (UTC)

Yea I agree, we should describe why they are 60 minutes in an hour as well as why there is 60 seconds in a minute.

Natural minute[edit]

In a Google search for "natural minute" most results were either clones of this page, or phrases like "natural. Minute" and similar. I cleaned it up a little (the link to natural units makes me think it's defined in terms of planck times and the other ones are the approximate ones. However, as long as we haven't any reference, I tagged it as cleanup-verify.--Army1987 19:55, 20 September 2005 (UTC)

I think this is the reference: http://www.planck.com/practicalplanck/practindex.htm (Planck units are sometimes called natural units, so that may be where the "natural minute" name comes from.) As far as I can tell, it's obscure enough not to merit a mention. --Geoffrey 22:22, 19 November 2005 (UTC)

Isn't there a different pronunciation of minute that means small? Yanksox 22:38, 17 May 2006 (UTC)

You can find that on the disambiguation page 149.254.180.148 (talk) 22:02, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

Size[edit]

How about minute meaning very, very small? Simply south 21:28, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Minute dash[edit]

The article says: "The correct abbreviation or symbol for minute or minutes is min". This seems to suggest there is someone somewhere who decides what is correct or not, and what about "mins", "m" or the symbol ' ? --78.144.169.15 (talk) 20:37, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

Yes, the SI says so. I've already corrected, anyway. The symbol is min (without dot), which is not an abbreviation. To abbreviate minute you can use min., mins., m., or whatever you like, although those three are probably the most common ones.--Wafry (talk) 21:53, 11 December 2007 (UTC)
It should be noted that 'm' by itself should not be used, in order to avoid confusion with meters, whose symbol is m. As Wafry points out, the symbol does not use a dot, but abbreviations do. This can lead to confusion as well. In proper typography, numbers should be used only with the symbol (min), and spelled out numbers should be used only with the full word, so for example we have 40 min but forty minutes. CielProfond (talk) 14:31, 20 July 2012 (UTC)

The link in Note #1 is no longer good; I don't know enough to confidently edit or remove it.[edit]

Please check link in Note #1. emdrgreg@gmail.com — Preceding unsigned comment added by Emdrgreg (talkcontribs) 16:42, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done I've found the equivalent page at web.archive.org. I added the archived url to the reference. It's not a very good WP:RS source, though, IMHO. I think we should do better than an answer to a question on what looks like a forum board. Suggestions welcome. --Nigelj (talk) 17:59, 28 September 2013 (UTC)