minuscule
minuscule minuscule adj. a. Of or relating to a minuscule[2] or of a script written in minuscules[2]; of the size and style of minuscules[2]; written in minuscules[2]; minuscular. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

These minuscule letters are cursive forms of the earlier uncials. --I. Taylor (The Alphabet). [1913 Webster]


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  • minuscule — [ minyskyl ] adj. et n. f. • 1634; lat. minusculus « un peu plus petit, assez petit » 1 ♦ Lettre minuscule (opposé à majuscule) : petite lettre courante, d une forme particulière. Caractère minuscule ou bas de casse. Un a, un b minuscule. ♢ N. f …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Minuscule — may refer to: Lower case letter Minuscule script, a group of writing styles in ancient and medieval Greek or Latin manuscripts: Minuscule cursive or new Roman cursive, used in Latin manuscripts (3rd–7th century AD) Carolingian minuscule, used in… …   Wikipedia

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  • Minuscule — Mi*nus cule, n. [L. minusculus rather small, fr. minus less: cf. F. minuscule.] [1913 Webster] 1. Any very small, minute object. [1913 Webster] 2. A small Roman letter which is neither capital nor uncial; a manuscript written in such letters.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • minuscule — (n.) 1705, small (not capital) letter; as an adjective, small, from 1727 (in printing; general sense of extremely small by 1893), from Fr. minuscule (17c.), from L. minuscula, in minuscula littera slightly smaller letter, fem. of minusculus… …   Etymology dictionary

  • minuscule — is originally a technical term in palaeography for a type of small letter, and then the cursive script developed from it. In attributive use (before a noun) it denotes this type of writing, and in extended use it has acquired the general meaning… …   Modern English usage

  • minuscule — ► ADJECTIVE 1) extremely tiny. 2) in lower case letters, as distinct from capitals or uncials. USAGE The correct spelling is minuscule rather than miniscule. ORIGIN from Latin minuscula littera somewhat smaller letter …   English terms dictionary

  • Minuscule — es un DVD lanzado al mercado el 10 de noviembre de 2003 por la cantante y compositora islandesa Björk. Este DVD tiene una duración de 70 minutos está dividido en 7 secciones que muestran la trastienda de la gira de Björk en 2001. El recorrido… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • minuscule — Minuscule. s. f. Petite lettre d Imprimerie. Ce mot est opposé à Majuscule …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • minuscule — [mi nus′kyo͞ol΄, min′i skyo͞ol΄] n. [Fr < L minusculus, rather small, dim. < minor: see MINOR] 1. a small cursive script developed from the uncial and used in medieval manuscripts 2. a letter in this script 3. any small, or lower case,… …   English World dictionary

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