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Variant of minuscule.
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mi•nus•cule(ˈmɪn əˌskyul, mɪˈnʌs kyul)
1. very small.
2. (of letters or writing) small; not capital.
3. written in such letters (opposed to majuscule).n.
4. a minuscule letter.
5. a small cursive script developed in the 7th century A.D. from the uncial, which it afterward superseded.
usage: minuscule, from Latin minus meaning “less,” has frequently come to be spelled miniscule, probably under the influence of the prefix mini- in the sense “of a small size.” Though this spelling occurs frequently in edited writing, it is usually considered an error.
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|Adj.||1.||miniscule - very small; "a minuscule kitchen"; "a minuscule amount of rain fell"|
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