minuscule ADJECTIVE 1) extremely tiny. 2) in lower-case letters, as distinct from capitals or uncials.
USAGE The correct spelling is minuscule rather than miniscule.
ORIGIN from Latin minuscula littera 'somewhat smaller letter' .

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