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  1. minutiae(Noun)

    Plural form of minutia.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Minutiae

    of Minutia


  1. Minutiae

    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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of minutiae in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of minutiae in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kevin Davis:

    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.

  2. Kahlil Gibran:

    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.

  3. Lisa Navarrete:

    We've been doing a lot of correcting the media and making sure they're not repeating what supporters of Mr. Trump are saying, we're sitting around arguing the minutiae of banking regulation, not running around in hoods.'.

  4. Steven Runciman:

    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.

  5. Taylor Swift:

    When I testified, I had already been in court all week and had to watch this man’s attorney bully, badger and harass my team including my mother over insane details and ridiculous minutiae, accusing them, and me, of lying, i was angry. In that moment, I decided to forgo any courtroom formalities and just answer the questions the way it happened. This man hadn’t considered any formalities when we assaulted me, and his lawyer didn’t hold back on my mom – why should I be polite? I’m told it was most amount of times the word 'ass' has ever been said in Colorado Federal Court.

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