from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small or trivial detail: "the minutiae of experimental and mathematical procedure” ( Frederick Turner).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A minor detail, often of negligible importance.
- n. Any of the major features of a fingerprint that allow prints to be compared.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A minute particular; a small or minor detail; -- used chiefly in the plural.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small particular or detail; a minute or trivial matter of fact: generally in the plural.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small or minor detail
From Late Latin minūtiae, petty details, from Latin minūtia, smallness, from minūtus, small; see minute2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowed from Latin minutia. (Wiktionary)