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
Procedural minutia is the hardest thing to learn about this stiff.
The more one looks, the more one comes to realize that this attention to detail and minutia is what gives the Quay's work so much of its character and mise en scène -- at least as much as their lurchy, atmospheric, uncanny stop-motion animation technique.
Because analyzing narratives for minutia is what I do for fun, I did the rewatch-update of the "Open Season" post.
The story is infused with so much minutia from the Old Days (and fleeting glimpses into the Future) that it seemed to choke on its own nostalgia.
It’s unfortunate because we are all overloaded with information these days and to have to research the minutia is exhausting as is mistrust.
I’ve been of course intrigued by all the discussion (though it can get super mired in minutia like discussing the semantics of the details of the process can get) and I am looking forward to your part 2 post.
So while that relationship may be morphing away from the profiles that used to be the staples of the "Vanity Fairs" and still are in some places, but you know, towards the more minutia, that is still a very co-dependant relationship and the celebrities can pretend that, oh, you know, the paparazzi, we hate them, but in fact I think if they were to be completely ignored, the private conversations are why isn't my picture in the magazine.
If we become too literate in this kind of minutia, what kind of social creatures will we be?
Wait, wasn't "minutia" a latin boy band in the 80's?
But what's it like within the beltway where the entire apparatus is devoted to this kind of minutia?