[mi-noo-shee-uh, -shuh, -nyoo-]
noun, plural minutiae [mi-noo-shee-ee, -nyoo-] .
Usually, minutiae. precise details; small or trifling matters: the minutiae of his craft.

1745–55; < Latin minūtia smallness, equivalent to minūt(us) minute2 + -ia -ia

minutial, adjective

minimal, minimize, minimum, minuscule, minutia (see usage note at minuscule).
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minutiae (mɪˈnjuːʃɪˌiː)
pl n , sing -tia
small, precise, or trifling details
[C18: pl of Late Latin minūtia smallness, from Latin minūtusminute²]

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Word Origin & History

1751, pl. minutiæ, from L. minutia "smallness" (pl. minutiæ, in L.L. "trifles"), from minutus "small" (see minute (adj.)).

1751, pl. of L. minutia "smallness" (see minutia); hence, "trifles."
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Example sentences
To call this minutiae seems an understatement.
There is no international consensus on the minutiae of diplomatic privilege.
In broad daylight, academics often try to ignore emotions and focus on minutiae.
Demographers pore over the minutiae of vital and social statistics to study
  human populations.
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