Definitions for minutiamɪˈnu ʃi ə, -ʃə, -ˈnyu-; -ʃiˌi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mi•nu•ti•amɪˈnu ʃi ə, -ʃə, -ˈnyu-; -ʃiˌi(n.)(pl.)-ti•ae

  1. Usu., minutiae. precise details; small or trifling matters.

Origin of minutia:

1745–55; < L minūtia smallness =minūt(us)minute2+-ia -ia

mi•nu′ti•al(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. minutia(noun)

    a small or minor detail

    "he had memorized the many minutiae of the legal code"

Wiktionary

  1. minutia(Noun)

    A minor detail, often of negligible importance.

    They spent all their time on minutiae, never making real progress.

  2. minutia(Noun)

    Any of the major features of a fingerprint that allow prints to be compared.

  3. Origin: From minutia.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Minutia(noun)

    a minute particular; a small or minor detail; -- used chiefly in the plural

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