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miniscule

[min-uh-skyool] /ˈmɪn əˌskyul/
adjective
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Examples from the web for miniscule
  • The downside is miniscule and the upside still remains huge.
  • But the animal's miniscule size makes it a juicy target for the ocean's larger denizens.
  • The miniscule water boatman makes the loudest sound for body size in the animal kingdom.
  • The miniscule electric motors turning the belts run off lithium polymer cells that are good for about two weeks per charge.
  • Compared to that wholly positive transformation, the human cost of urban terrorism is miniscule.
  • Sea creatures, from the miniscule to the monumental, may influence mixing to a surprising degree.
  • These proved not to matter much, with each common variant linking to miniscule fractions of disease risk.
  • Overall, the lighting efficiency gains are miniscule.
  • If the cost seems negligible to you, maybe you wouldn't mind paying that miniscule fee.
  • In a demonstration, this light pattern was captured by a miniscule camera, which transmitted the image to a viewing screen.
Word Origin and History for miniscule

common misspelling of minuscule.

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