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    minutiae (pl.) - die Einzelheiten, die Details

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    minutiae (pl.) - die Einzelheiten, die Details

    Korrektur

    minutia

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    die Einzelheit, das Detail


    Beispiele/ Definitionen mit Quellen
    mi·nu·ti·a (m-nsh-, -sh, -ny-)
    n. pl. mi·nu·ti·ae (-sh-)

    A small or trivial detail: "the minutiae of experimental and mathematical procedure" (Frederick Turner).


    The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

    Kommentar
    The sing. of minutiae is missing.
    Verfasserw17 Jul. 10, 21:12
    Kommentar
    That's because minutiae is normally used only in the plural in English. The singular is Latin; it would be rare in English.
    #1Verfasserhm -- us (236141) 17 Jul. 10, 21:36
    Kontext/ Beispiele
    Main Entry: mi·nu·tia
    Pronunciation: \mə-ˈnü-sh(ē-)ə, mī-, -ˈnyü-\
    Function: noun
    Inflected Form(s): plural mi·nu·ti·ae \-shē-ˌē, -ˌī\
    Etymology: Latin minutiae trifles, details, from plural of minutia smallness, from minutus
    Date: 1782
    : a minute or minor detail —usually used in plural

    east.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minutia
    Kommentar
    Both minutia and minutiae, in everyday English, are minor or incidental.
    #2Verfasserw18 Jul. 10, 10:02
    Kontext/ Beispiele
    AHD:
    mi·nu·ti·a
    NOUN:
    pl. mi·nu·ti·ae
    A small or trivial detail: "the minutiae of experimental and mathematical procedure" (Frederick Turner).

    OALD:
    minutiae
    noun
    [plural]
    very small details
    the minutiae of the contract

    CALD:
    the minutiae plural noun
    small and often not important details
    The committee studied the minutiae of the report for hours.
    Comedy is so often based on the minutiae of everyday life.


    Chambers:
    minutiae
    plural noun
    small and often unimportant details.
    Kommentar
    Surprisingly, the AE dictionaries list a singular whereas the BE dictionaries mark it a plural word.
    #3Verfasseroreg (353563) 20 Jul. 10, 23:26
    Kommentar
    the AE dictionaries list a singular

    And then go on to provide an example where it is used in the plural, which is the only use I've ever come across.
    #4VerfasserJalapeño (236154) 21 Jul. 10, 09:17
     
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