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minuscule

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

Definition of minuscule

  1. 1 :  a lowercase letter

  2. 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

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minuscule

adjective mi·nus·cule \ˈmi-nəs-ˌkyül\

Simple Definition of minuscule

  • : very small

Full Definition of minuscule

  1. 1 :  written in or in the size or style of minuscules

  2. 2 :  very small <minuscule amounts>

Examples of minuscule

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



1703

First Known Use of minuscule

1703

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