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1minuscule

noun mi·nus·cule \ˈmi-nəs-ˌkyül also mi-ˈnəs-\

Definition of MINUSCULE

1
:  a lowercase letter
2
a :  one of several ancient and medieval writing styles developed from cursive and having simplified and small forms
b :  a letter in this style

Origin of MINUSCULE

French, from Latin minusculus rather small, diminutive of minor smaller
First Known Use: 1701

Other Alphabet Terms

cuneiform, linear, pictograph, rune, symbology, wedge

2minuscule

adjective \ˈmi-nəs-ˌkyül\

: very small

Full Definition of MINUSCULE

1
:  written in or in the size or style of minuscules
2
:  very small <minuscule amounts>

Examples of MINUSCULE

  1. <public health officials have claimed that the chemical is harmless in such minuscule amounts>

First Known Use of MINUSCULE

1703

Other Alphabet Terms

cuneiform, linear, minuscule, pictograph, rune, symbology, wedge

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