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- miniscule (Originally a misspelling, but now so common that it has come to be considered an alternative spelling by many)
minuscule (plural minuscules)
- A lower-case letter.
- Any of the two medieval handwriting styles minuscule cursive and Caroline minuscule.
- A letter in these styles.
- Written in minuscules, lower-case.
- Written in minuscule handwriting style.
- Very small, tiny.
2013 May 25, “No hiding place”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8837, page 74:
- In America alone, people spent $170 billion on “direct marketing”—junk mail of both the physical and electronic varieties—last year. Yet of those who received unsolicited adverts through the post, only 3% bought anything as a result. If the bumf arrived electronically, the take-up rate was 0.1%. And for online adverts the “conversion” into sales was a minuscule 0.01%.
- a minuscule dot
- (written in minuscules): lower-case, small
- (very small): microscopic, minute, tiny
- See also Wikisaurus:tiny
written in minuscules
written in minuscule handwriting style
very small, tiny
See the usage notes at miniscule
minuscule m, f (plural minuscules)
minuscule f (plural minuscules)
- “minuscule” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).