Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Variant of minuscule.

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  • adj. very common misspelling and US colloquial spelling of minuscule

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  • adj. very small

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Griffin said he could "promise DRS a very healthy and robust legal challenge" if the state tries to recoup what he called "miniscule" sales taxes that may have been generated when there was still a relationship with the affiliates and the law was in effect.

  • Not that they're not uniform now, but I'm talkin miniscule tolerances.

    E.J. Palumbo provided some interesting commentary to a question I posed about the direction of cartridge fads.

  • This past week I noticed that some Mexicans visiting here were attending movies, restauraunts, and shopping, in miniscule thongs that would probably get them kicked off of every beach in Florida except for the gay/nude ones.

    Appropriate to wear shorts in Mexico?

  • Inside it says "cede el paso" in miniscule letters.

    Mexican driver's ed, a Monterrey perspective

  • These look like they'd be awesome for building little table-y and shelf-y things to fit into tight corners in miniscule San Francisco apartments.

    Boing Boing: April 14, 2002 - April 20, 2002 Archives

  • "If the recent box office disappointment of Grindhouse itself recalls the miniscule awareness of original grindhouse movies, then the movie has managed a brilliant bout of performance art," suggests Eric Kohn in the New York Press.

    GreenCine Daily: Grindhouse, 4/12.

  • Perhaps most importantly, the perfect man would never question the motive behind the woman's peculiar habit of recalling miniscule events or conversations that took place 10 years ago, were forgotten immediately by the man, yet were apparently so earth shattering that they took root in the woman's database of memories under the heading of "Future Ammunition."

    outfoxed Diary Entry

  • Photography on the other hand only depicts the surface of time, namely the miniscule, cropped moment available only to the lens of the camera.

    Personism

  • The 5-way controller is miniscule, which is a nice "look," but a little bigger would go a long way to usability; however, placement would have helped more than size.

    Gear Live

  • "If the recent box office disappointment of Grindhouse itself recalls the miniscule awareness of original grindhouse movies, then the movie has managed a brilliant bout of performance art," suggests

    GreenCine Daily

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  • I always thought it was minescule :s
    It doesn't look right as 'miniscule'.
    But I agree that minuscule is snazziest :)

    September 27, 2008

  • Hm. Thanks for the info, yarb. I had no idea!

    March 11, 2008

  • I think minuscule is etymologically correct, but the solecism miniscule is sufficiently common to warrant inclusion in dictionaries. So it's a matter of preference; personally I much prefer minuscule.

    March 11, 2008

  • Wow. I always thought this was spelled minuscule. Duh!

    March 11, 2008