minutia
[ mi-noo-shuh ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Mid 18th century; Latin Latin, literally ‘trifles’, from minutia ‘smallness’, from minutus
Synonyms
  • nonsense
  • triviality
  • frivolity
Antonyms
  • unavailable
Definition
precise details; small or trifling matters
Example
A) Juan tends to become very preoccupied with every minutia of detail rather than looking at the big picture. B) We try not to get wrapped up in the minutia and remain focused on the end goal.
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