minuscule minuscule  /ˈmɪ nəs ˌkjul/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) very small
  2. (adj) lowercase
  3. (n) the characters that were once kept in bottom half of a compositor's type case
  4. (n) a small cursive script developed from uncial between the 7th and 9th centuries and used in medieval manuscripts
  5. (adj) of or relating to a small cursive script developed from uncial; 7th to 9th centuries

Usage(s):

  1. For a city of 40 million, the two thousand people turn out at the rally was minuscule.
  2. The environmentalists are shouting hoarse that the current efforts of nations to save the planet is minuscule.
  3. Peter recompense was minuscule compared to the hard work he put in. He therefore decided to leave the job and move on.

News

  • Colby Suggs: Prospect Profile for Miami Marlins' No. 73 Overall Pick

    Player: Colby Suggs Drafted by: Miami Marlins (No. 73 Overall) Position: RHP DOB: 10/25/1991 (Age: 21) Height/Weight: 6’/225 lbs. Bats/Throws: R/R School: Arkansas Previously Drafted: N/A   Background It didn’t take long for Colby Suggs to emerge as a weapon out of the Arkansas bullpen. As a freshman, the right-hander registered a minuscule 0.90 ERA and .133 BAA with 22 strikeouts in 20 innings ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  1. "Even the minuscule amount that I upstaged him there - him being 8 up - I still thought he was going to make it," Cink said. "He lipped it out, and I thought, 'Hey, come on. At least give me a moment to shine here.' And he said, 'Sorry,...
    on Feb 23, 2008 By: Stewart Cink Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Naturally defending Hamilton, McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh said: "If you look at the incident itself it was very, very difficult to avoid what happened. It was minuscule, and so it goes to the stewards and they made a decision. That is...
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Martin Whitmarsh Source: The Press Association

  3. "The cost of this long overdue legislation - less than .004 percent of the annual federal budget - is minuscule in comparison to what is at stake," said Roberts.
    on Dec 31, 2007 By: John Roberts Source: International Herald Tribune

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