- Usually minutiae. precise details; small or trifling matters: the minutiae of his craft.
Origin of minutia
Examples from the Web for minutia
Another story, "Relating," contains seven smaller stories (more like vignettes) that are studies in minutia.Must Read New Fiction: ‘Arcadia,’ ‘Men in Space,’ ‘The O’Briens,’ ‘Hot Pink’
Chloë Schama, Jacob Silverman, Wendy Smith, Daniel Roberts
March 23, 2012
I am loathe to discuss in person the minutia of the show with strangers or, indeed, friends.Is Dr. Drew a Phony?
December 17, 2009
This minutia of detail is applied to the distribution of a vast bulk of mail.
If so, it is useless to try, or hope to know what life is in its minutia.Philosophy of Osteopathy
Andrew T. Still
All detailed thoughts, all the minutia of the mind were swept away.The Garden Of Allah
His desk is clear of all litter and minutia—likewise his mind.Laugh and Live
All this was testified to, with every minutia of detail, before the Investigating Committee.Personal Recollections of Pardee Butler
Word Origin and History for minutia
1751, plural minutiae, from Latin minutia "smallness" (plural minutiae, in Late Latin "trifles"), from minutus "small" (see minute (adj.)).