Minutiae
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. [1913 Webster]

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  • minutiae — index circumstances, technicality Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • minutiae — (n.) 1751, plural of L. minutia smallness (see MINUTIA (Cf. minutia)); hence, in plural, trifles …   Etymology dictionary

  • minutiae — meaning ‘minor details or trivia’ is pronounced mi nyoo shi iy and is a plural noun. The singular form minutia is hardly ever used …   Modern English usage

  • minutiae — [n] trivial detail incidental, minor detail, small detail, trifle, trivia, triviality, trivial matter, unimportant detail, useless information; concepts 274,543 …   New thesaurus

  • minutiae — (also minutia) ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ small or precise details. ORIGIN Latin, from minutia smallness …   English terms dictionary

  • minutiae — [mi no͞o′shə, minnyo͞o′shə; mi no͞o′shē ē΄, mi no͞o′shēī΄] pl.n. sing. minutia [min no͞o′shə, min′nyo͞oshə, min′no͞oshē ə, min′no͞o sh ī] [L, pl. of minutia, smallness < minutus,MINUTE2] small or relatively unimportant details …   English World dictionary

  • minutiae — mi|nu|ti|ae [maıˈnju:ʃiaı, mı US mıˈnu: ] n [plural] [Date: 1700 1800; : Latin; Origin: , plural of minutia smallness , from minutus; MINUTE2] very small and exact details minutiae of ▪ Most people are not interested in the minutiae of the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • minutiae — [[t]maɪnju͟ːʃiiː, AM mɪnu͟ːʃ [/t]] N PLURAL: usu the N of n The minutiae of something such as someone s job or life are the very small details of it. [FORMAL] Much of his early work is concerned with the minutiae of rural life. Syn: fine details …   English dictionary

  • minutiae —    (plural); minutia (singular) (mih NOOSH yah) [Latin: smallness] Trifles; small or unimportant matters; precise details, as in “the minutiae of the law.”    The study focused on the minutiae of describing fossil species …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

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