minutia

[ mi-noo-shee-uh, -shuh, -nyoo- ]
/ mɪˈnu ʃi ə, -ʃə, -ˈnyu- /

noun, plural mi·nu·ti·ae [mi-noo-shee-ee, -nyoo-] /mɪˈnu ʃiˌi, -ˈnyu-/.

Usually minutiae. precise details; small or trifling matters: the minutiae of his craft.

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Origin of minutia

1745–55; < Latin minūtia smallness, equivalent to minūt(us) minute2 + -ia -ia

OTHER WORDS FROM minutia

mi·nu·ti·al, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH minutia

minimal minimize minimum minuscule minutia (see usage note at minuscule)
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British Dictionary definitions for minutiae

minutiae
/ (mɪˈnjuːʃɪˌiː) /

pl n singular -tia (-ʃɪə)

small, precise, or trifling details

Word Origin for minutiae

C18: pl of Late Latin minūtia smallness, from Latin minūtus minute ²
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