minutia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin minutia.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

minutia (plural minutiae or minutiæ)

  1. A minor detail, often of negligible importance.
    They spent all their time on minutiae, never making real progress.
  2. (biometrics, forensics) Any of the major features of a fingerprint that allow prints to be compared.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from minūtus (diminished).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

minūtia f (genitive minūtiae); first declension

  1. smallness, fineness, minuteness

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative minūtia minūtiae
genitive minūtiae minūtiārum
dative minūtiae minūtiīs
accusative minūtiam minūtiās
ablative minūtiā minūtiīs
vocative minūtia minūtiae

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