miniscule miniscule  /ˈmɪnɪsk jul/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) very small

Usage(s):

  1. They said Jobs had been given a sweet deal by the labels because Apple, with its miniscule share of the computer market, was never going to be a real distribution threat.
  2. The conflict between the two formats has made it tough for consumers to make any decisions, so sales have been miniscule.
  3. As mayor, she pushed property taxes down to miniscule amounts, and the low 2.

News

  1. Legg’s assets under management improve

    &via=&related=DolcePixel" Legg Mason Inc. said total assets under management at the end of May 2013 were $654.3 billion, or nearly 4.3 percent higher than the $627.4 billion that the Baltimore-based global asset management firm reported in May 2012. The May 2013 total was a miniscule 0.168 percent lower than the previous month’s total of $655.4 billion. [...] &via=&related=DolcePixel"
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Daily Record

  2. Metabolic PET imaging provides earlier warning of coronary disease

    Coronary artery disease is one of the world's most prevalent and silent killers. Positron emission tomography, which images miniscule abnormalities in cellular metabolism, can tip off clinicians about cardiac disasters waiting to happen -- including sudden death from a heart attack -- better than standard angiography, researchers revealed at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

Quotes

  1. "The impact cannot be much as our stake is so small and the amount involved compared to the world economy is miniscule," Pranab Mukherjee told reporters in Chandigarh, where he was delivering a lecture.
    on Nov 28, 2009 By: Pranab Mukherjee Source: Times of India

  2. LaBeouf told Details that the incident "was two hotheads, one completely in the wrong, one who wasn't enjoying his job that night, going at it about miniscule bulls--."
    on Jul 29, 2008 By: Shia LaBeouf Source: FOXNews

  3. "Certain groups, representing a miniscule section, may want to physically harm me under the delusion that they can muzzle my voice. But they are mistaken, I will continue to write what I believe in," Nasreen said on phone from Hyderabad.
    on Aug 9, 2007 By: Taslima Nasreen Source: Zee News

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