minutia
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /maɪˈn(j)uːʃ(iː)ə/, /məˈn(j)uːʃ(iː)ə/
Noun

minutia (plural minutiae)

  1. A minor detail, often of negligible importance.
    They spent all their time on minutiae, never making real progress.
  2. (biometrics, forensics) Any of the point features on fingerprints used for matching, usually endings and bifurcations of ridges.
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