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(mɪˈnu ʃi ə, -ʃə, -ˈnyu-)

n., pl. -ti•ae (-ʃiˌi)
Usu., minutiae. precise details; small or trifling matters.
[1745–55; < Latin minūtia smallness =minūt(us) minute2 + -ia -ia]
mi•nu′ti•al, adj.
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Noun1.minutia - a small or minor detail; "he had memorized the many minutiae of the legal code"
detail, item, point - an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole; "several of the details are similar"; "a point of information"


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So it is feasible to improve fuzzy vault framework, we fuse minutia descriptor into encrypt fuzzy vault the abscissa value, and saving it as helper data in the system, and then using transform function to transfer minutiae coordinate value irreversibly which is proposed by Ratha et al.
Once we are able to identify valid minutia points in a thinned image, then we have to extract two important data from the enhanced, thinned image based on the significant minutia points: they are ridge ending (x,y) location, and the direction of the ending bifurcation.
Some of the fingerprint indexing methods are mainly based on orientation fields, such as [2] and [3], while the most are based on minutiae, for example [4]-[10], among them [4]-[9] use minutia triplets.
2 depicts an example fingerprint with one distinct minutia that shows up as a distinct extreme point on the right gradient map.
The MINEX program is dedicated to the evaluation and development of the capabilities of fingerprint minutia matchers running on ISO/IEC 7816 smart cards.
From suburban obsession with minutia rather than the broad picture, to subtle rollbacks in civil rights, to the drumbeat of fear that the so-called Counterrevolution plays to scare voters into falling in line with its social agenda, "The Strange Death of Liberal America" exposes all in no-nonsense, clear and charged language.
A computer then analyzes the picture for the minutia points--intersection points of the ridges, whorls, and valleys that form a unique pattern on each fingertip.
From mind-numbing minutia to erudite minutia to the not-so minute.
For a detected minutia, MN represents the integer identifier, MX stands for the x-pixel coordinate, MY expresses the y-pixel coordinate, and DIR serves as the direction.
Minutia propagation algorithm introduced in [3] provided measures for reducing the time taken during palmprint matching.
3] have shown detected spurious minutia can be more harmful to reliable AFIS performance than missed genuine one, so it is imperative to minimize the number of spurious minutia to maximal extent.
type of the minutia point, which is whether the minutia is ridge ending or ridge bifurcation.