minutiae minutiae  /mɪ ˈnu ʃi ə/


  • (n) a small or minor detail


  1. Ramon's farming family cared for him, a labor of love encompassing the minutiae of total immobility.
  2. But it is as daring and honest in portraying the minutiae of its characters' inner lives as it is in showing the details of their sex lives.
  3. There are entire online communities devoted to finding and cataloging the most unusual locales worldwide, creating 21st-century atlases of minutiae.


  1. Enjoy three nerdy discussions on human behavior, bacteria and superheroes

    The root of being nerdy is not pop-culture minutiae cataloged by an encyclopedic mind; it’s the satisfaction of discovering more information about a subject that sincerely intrigues you.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Orlando Weekly

  2. TUAW TV Live: Much ado about WWDC 2013

    Welcome back to another hour of mirth and merriment with me and my co-host Shawn "Doc Rock" Boyd! Today we have one topic in particular to discuss -- WWDC 2013 -- and a lot of subtopics dealing with the minutiae that have been leaking out from developers. There are some fascinating things to see in both iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks , and we'll talk about what we've heard from our "feet on the street ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Unofficial Apple Weblog

  3. Aiming to build opposition, foes liken immigration to 'Obamacare'

    Pointing to its hundreds of pages of legislative minutiae, opponents of the immigration reform effort are painting the bipartisan Senate bill as the policy sibling of the Affordable Care Act, hoping that conservative distaste for the law dubbed “Obamacare” will bleed into President Barack Obama’s next attempt at legacy legislation.See Exhibit A: A new op-ed from bill opponent Sen. Mike Lee of ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: MSNBC

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tangible tangible
/ˈtæn dʒə bəl /