min·us·cule (mĭnə-skyl′, mĭ-nŭskyl′) also min·is·cule (mĭnĭ-skyl′)
1. Very small; tiny. See Synonyms at small.
2. Of, relating to, or written in minuscule.
1. A small cursive script developed from uncial between the seventh and ninth centuries and used in medieval manuscripts.
2. A letter written in minuscule.
3. A lowercase letter.
[French, from Latin minusculus, rather small, diminutive of minus, neuter of minor, smaller; see mei-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
mi·nuscu·lar (mĭ-nŭskyə-lər) adj.
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