miniscule

min·​is·​cule | \ ˈmi-nə-ˌskyül How to pronounce miniscule (audio) \

Definition of miniscule

disputed spelling variant of

Is it minuscule or miniscule?: Usage Guide

The adjective minuscule is etymologically related to minus, but associations with mini- have produced the spelling variant miniscule. This variant dates to the end of the 19th century, and it now occurs commonly in published writing, but it continues to be widely regarded as an error.

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“Miniscule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miniscule. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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