- Minutiae is defined as small, trivial unimportant details.
Minor details about an event that don't really matter such as the color of the napkins are an example of minutiae.
plural nounsing. minutia
small or relatively unimportant details
Origin of minutiaeClassical Latin plural of minutia, smallness ; from minutus, minute
Small or trivial details: “the minutiae of experimental and mathematical procedure” (Frederick Turner).
Origin of minutiaeLate Latin, from pl. of Latin minūtia, smallness, from minūtus, small; see minute2.
- Plural form of minutia