Meaning of minutiae in English:


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plural noun

(also minutia)
  • The small, precise, or trivial details of something.

    ‘the minutiae of everyday life’
    • ‘He added it was only possible to iron out the minutiae of the details once the centre was open.’
    • ‘Most of us have been too caught up in the everyday minutiae to be bothered.’
    • ‘Frankly, I find the minutia of everyday life much more interesting than the glaring important life changing events that shape our lives.’
    • ‘Thanks to the Internet and its blog-happy pages, we see people obsessing, everyday, on the minutia that makes for the discovery of previously unheard of entities.’
    • ‘More important to him are the minutiae of his footnotes, the precision of his research and the translations of documents.’
    • ‘To be fair, I know a fair amount of minutiae about a lot of things, being a trivia magnet.’
    • ‘It is packed with fascinating minutiae, and yet it is curiously lacking in some details.’
    • ‘If anything, this is a lively book that doesn't bog the reader down in minutia, or gloss over important details.’
    • ‘Bick spends too much time on the minutiae of the ride itself and at times strains to be didactic, which is unnecessary with such a good story.’
    • ‘I apologize to any readers who spent valuable minutes reading limitless minutiae about my mundane existence.’
    • ‘Six months in jail would certainly remind those handling the minutiae of our lives that what's private should stay that way.’
    • ‘But he has difficulty letting go of interesting cultural minutiae and fails to keep the story moving along.’
    • ‘Lots of it is just minutiae, but now and then there's something pretty big.’
    • ‘But then you could spend decades of your life here without fully grasping the complex minutiae of the Malagasy existence.’
    • ‘For most of his career at the top of rugby he left the minutiae of coaching to others, and only began to tout his tactical influence when his team started winning.’
    • ‘In the unrelenting drizzle of budget minutiae about enterprise allowance credits and reliefs, here was a clean and simple New Idea.’
    • ‘As time went on, I saw the vast amount of resources - and everything is now distilling into minutiae compared to what it was before.’
    • ‘Never before has there been so much of interest in the minutiae.’
    • ‘Some of the minutiae he examines would, in the hands of another author, make for somewhat dry reading.’
    • ‘Yet it's clear he was steeped in political minutiae and imposed few limits on what he was willing to do to get the job done.’
    details, niceties, subtleties, finer points, particulars, specifics
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/mʌɪˈnjuːʃɪʌɪ/ /mɪˈnjuːʃɪʌɪ/ /mʌɪˈnjuːʃɪiː/ /mɪˈnjuːʃɪiː/


Mid 18th century Latin, literally ‘trifles’, from minutia ‘smallness’, from minutus (see minute).