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minutia

[mi-noo-shee-uh, -shuh, -nyoo-] /mɪˈnu ʃi ə, -ʃə, -ˈnyu-/
noun, plural minutiae
[mi-noo-shee-ee, -nyoo-] /mɪˈnu ʃiˌi, -ˈnyu-/ (Show IPA)
1.
Usually, minutiae. precise details; small or trifling matters:
the minutiae of his craft.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; < Latin minūtia smallness, equivalent to minūt(us) minute2 + -ia -ia
Related forms
minutial, adjective
Can be confused
minimal, minimize, minimum, minuscule, minutia (see usage note at minuscule)
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Word Origin and History for minutial
minutia
1751, pl. minutiæ, from L. minutia "smallness" (pl. minutiæ, in L.L. "trifles"), from minutus "small" (see minute (adj.)).
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