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minutia | minutiae

minutia minutiae
a small or trivial detail
  • How to Memorize
    • minutia - detail
  • Analysis

    The word ‘minutia’ describes a minor, exact, and often inconsequential detail. As you would rarely deal with a single statistic or detail, the term is almost exclusively used in its plural form - 'minutiae'. It is commonly used in a business environment, especially with regards to legal contracts and technicalities.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsparticular, technicality, specific,
  • Example(s)
    1. I’m not interested in the minutiae of your report. Just tell me your major findings.

    2. It’s better to look at the broader picture rather than getting bogged down in any minutia.

    3. I was a little overwhelmed by the contract’s minutiae, so I ask my lawyer to deal with it.