- Usually minutiae. precise details; small or trifling matters: the minutiae of his craft.
Origin of minutia
Examples from the Web for minutiae
Trekkies are defensive about the minutiae of their sacred source material, sometimes to the point of pretension.Is J.J. Abrams Lost in Space?
May 19, 2013
But it is unnecessary to trace these studies in all their minutiae.The Booklover and His Books
Harry Lyman Koopman
In the midst of them stood their chief, explaining the minutiae of the work they had to do.Life in the Red Brigade
But whether the story is true in all its minutiae or not, it matters but little.How Marcus Whitman Saved Oregon
Oliver W. Nixon
But to go into details—to relate the minutiae—is too agonizing!History of the Donner Party
There is no need to go through the minutiae of the struggle.The Canadian Portrait Gallery Volume 3
John Charles Dent
- small, precise, or trifling details
Word Origin and History for minutiae
1751, plural of Latin minutia "smallness" (see minutia); hence, in plural, "trifles."
1751, plural minutiae, from Latin minutia "smallness" (plural minutiae, in Late Latin "trifles"), from minutus "small" (see minute (adj.)).