(also minutia /mɪˈnjuːʃɪə/ /mʌɪˈnjuːʃɪə/)
The small, precise, or trivial details of something: the minutiae of everyday life
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- 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
Mid 18th century: Latin, literally 'trifles', from minutia 'smallness', from minutus (see minute2).
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