minutia minutia  /mɪ ˈnu ʃi ə/


  • (n) a small or minor detail


  1. This form of analytical thinking also incorporates the emotive underpinning often dug out under the minutia of narrative features.
  2. Most of the masses aren't reading up on the minutia like we swamplanders.
  3. Of course, if you've ever spent any time on Facebook or Twitter, you know that much of what people post is simply the boring minutia of daily life.


  1. The Best Take Yet on Pandora's Decision to Buy an FM Station

    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- While I'm fascinated by the soap opera-like drama, I wish the childish back and forth between Pandora and the music industrial complex would end. I study each move closely so, with each day, I know the story better than the back of my hand. But, let's face it, I can't dig too much into the minutia of the legal posturing between Pandora and ASCAP or Pandora and BMI or the ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: TheStreet.com

  2. Behind the Scenes: Artist’s book scratches the underbelly of city’s history

    Artist Mary Jo Bole is into some pretty interesting s---. Literally. Her most recent art book is called “Toilet Worship,” a compilation of collages of scatological (read: poop-centric) “meanderings, segues, tangents and autobiographical intricacies of bathroom minutia.”
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Columbus Alive

  3. Developers and Reviewers Mixed on iOS 7 Design

    Now that the wraps are off Apple's bold new mobile software design, the mobile app aficionados are weighing in on fonts, icon styles, gradients and the other sort of minutia they love to dissect. The vote is split.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Wall Street Journal Blogs


  1. "If he concentrates on just playing and not get caught up in all the minutia out there and everything coming at him, I think he can be a real effective guy for us," Tortorella said.
    on Mar 4, 2009 By: John Tortorella Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Margarito signed off before his fight with Cintron," Arum said. "Cotto wanted the fight but we were going over terms and minutia, and finally Miguel and his team agreed on everything last night."
    on May 15, 2008 By: Bob Arum Source: abc11tv.com

  3. "Football will be our priority, but I am smart enough to know I will not bore people to death with minutia," Jaworski said.
    on Aug 9, 2007 By: Ron Jaworski Source: Miami Herald

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