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minuscule (n.)

1705, "small (not capital) letter," from French minuscule (17c.), from Latin minuscula, in minuscula littera "slightly smaller letter," fem. of minusculus "rather less, rather small," diminutive of minus "less" (from PIE root *mei- (2) "small"). It refers to the kind of reduced alphabetical character which arose 7c. and was from about 9c. substituted in writing for the large uncial. From it the small or lower-case letters of the modern Latin alphabet were derived.

As an adjective, from 1727 in printing, "not capital, of reduced form, small" (of letters); the general sense of "extremely small" is attested by 1893. Related: Minuscular.

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Definitions of minuscule
1
minuscule (adj.)
of or relating to a small cursive script developed from uncial; 7th to 9th centuries;
Synonyms: minuscular
minuscule (adj.)
lowercase;
e.e.cummings's poetry is written all in minuscule letters
Synonyms: little / small
minuscule (adj.)
extremely small;
a minuscule kitchen
a minuscule amount of rain fell
Synonyms: miniscule
2
minuscule (n.)
the characters that were once kept in bottom half of a compositor's type case;
Synonyms: small letter / lowercase / lower-case letter
minuscule (n.)
a small cursive script developed from uncial between the 7th and 9th centuries and used in medieval manuscripts;
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