Definitions

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  • n. The property of being minute.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being minute.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being minute; extreme smallness; fineness.
  • n. Attention to small things; critical exactness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the property of being very small in size
  • n. great precision; painstaking attention to details

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 'Rienzi,' and writes prose better than poetry, and transcends rather in Dutch minuteness and high finishing, than in Italian ideality and passion.

    The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2)

  • 'Our Village 'than of' Rienzi, 'and writes prose better than poetry, and transcends rather in Dutch minuteness and high finishing, than in Italian ideality and passion.

    The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  • Recalling our minuteness in God's wide and wonderful creation only underlines our central role in God's plan for the salvation of the whole world.

    Clerical Whispers

  • This is due to a certain encyclopaedic minuteness which is the peculiar property of German industry.

    The Unity of Civilization

  • Letter of his to any member of his Family (and he wrote to one or other of them almost every day) in which he does not refer specifically to her state of health; and when she is at all seriously ill he gives details of her symptoms with a minuteness which is quite pathetic.

    New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • Recalling our minuteness in God’s wide and wonderful creation only underlines our central role in God’s plan for the salvation of the whole world.

    Archive 2008-10-19

  • The impressions must have been deep, since, writing in advanced age, he describes their personal appearance and their different idiosyncrasies with a minuteness which is at the same time a remarkable testimony to his precocious powers of observation.

    The Youth of Goethe

  • Her death, and the respect paid to her memory, are related with a circumstantial minuteness which is truly honourable to her character.

    Female Scripture Biographies, Volume I

  • 'limitation of abode,' and the 'minuteness' ascribed to Brahman, are merely for the purpose of meditation.

    The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Ramanuja — Sacred Books of the East, Volume 48

  • I'm not exactly ashamed of this, but neither do I want someone beholding its hugeness every day, straining his philosophical faculties to make sense of his own minuteness compared to it.

    Larissa Archer: On Not Marrying

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