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min·us·cule(mĭn′ə-skyo͞ol′, mĭ-nŭs′kyo͞ol′) also min·is·cule (mĭn′ĭ-skyo͞ol′)
1. Very small; tiny. See Synonyms at small.
2. Of, relating to, or written in minuscule.
1. A small cursive script developed from uncial between the seventh and ninth centuries and used in medieval manuscripts.
2. A letter written in minuscule.
3. A lowercase letter.
[French, from Latin minusculus, rather small, diminutive of minus, neuter of minor, smaller; see mei- in Indo-European roots.]
mi·nus′cu·lar (mĭ-nŭs′kyə-lər) adj.
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|Adj.||1.||minuscular - of or relating to a small cursive script developed from uncial; 7th to 9th centuries|
lowercase - relating to small (not capitalized) letters that were kept in the lower half of a compositor's type case; "lowercase letters; a and b and c etc"
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