Definition of minutiae in English:

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Pronunciation: /mɪˈnjuːʃɪiː/
/mʌɪˈnjuːʃɪiː/ /mɪˈnjuːʃɪʌɪ/ /mʌɪˈnjuːʃɪʌɪ/
(also minutia /mɪˈnjuːʃɪə/ /mʌɪˈnjuːʃɪə/)

plural noun

The small, precise, or trivial details of something: the minutiae of everyday life
More example sentences
  • 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.
details, niceties, subtleties, finer points, particulars, specifics;
trivia, trivialities, trifles, technicalities, non-essentials
informal deets


Mid 18th century: Latin, literally 'trifles', from minutia 'smallness', from minutus (see minute2).

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