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minutia definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a small or minor detail; "he had memorized the many minutiae of the legal code"

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural minutiae) Etymology: Latin minutiae trifles, details, from plural of minutia smallness, from minutus Date: 1782 a minute or minor detail usually used in plural

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. -iae) (usu. in pl.) a precise, trivial, or minor detail. Etymology: L, = smallness, in pl. trifles f. minutus: see MINUTE(2)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Minutia Mi*nu"ti*a, n.; pl. Minuti[ae] (-[=e]). [L., fr. minutus small, minute. See 4th Minute.] A minute particular; a small or minor detail; -- used chiefly in the plural.



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