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Plural form of minutia.
Minutiae are, in everyday English, minor or incidental details. In biometrics and forensic science, minutiae are major features of a fingerprint, using which comparisons of one print with another can be made. Minutiae include: ⁕Ridge ending – the abrupt end of a ridge ⁕Ridge bifurcation – a single ridge that divides into two ridges ⁕Short ridge, or independent ridge – a ridge that commences, travels a short distance and then ends ⁕Island – a single small ridge inside a short ridge or ridge ending that is not connected to all other ridges ⁕Ridge enclosure – a single ridge that bifurcates and reunites shortly afterward to continue as a single ridge ⁕Spur – a bifurcation with a short ridge branching off a longer ridge ⁕Crossover or bridge – a short ridge that runs between two parallel ridges ⁕Delta – a Y-shaped ridge meeting ⁕Core – a U-turn in the ridge pattern
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It's complex, it involves a minutiae of details. It requires our full talents, our full time, and we're going to get this right.
Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms.
Faced by the mountainous heap of the minutiae of knowledge and awed by the watchful severity of his colleagues, the modern historian too often takes refuge in learned articles or narrowly specialized dissertations, small fortresses that are easy to defend from attack.
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