Synonyms for minuteness

Grammar : Noun
Spell : mahy-noot, -nyoot, mi-
Phonetic Transcription : maɪˈnut, -ˈnyut, mɪ-

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Définition of minuteness

Origin :
  • "sixtieth part of an hour or degree," late 14c., from Old French minut (13c.) or directly from Medieval Latin minuta "minute, short note," from Latin minuta, noun use of fem. of minutus "small, minute" (see minute (adj.)). In Medieval Latin, pars minuta prima "first small part" was used by mathematician Ptolemy for one-sixtieth of a circle, later of an hour (next in order was secunda minuta, which became second (n.)). German Minute, Dutch minuut also are from French. Used vaguely for "short time" from late 14c. As a measure expressing distance (travel time) by 1886. Minute hand is attested from 1726.
  • As in smallness : noun littleness
Example sentences :
  • And her care for the old man was beautiful in its minuteness, its vigilance.
  • Extract from : « Night and Morning, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • I had to describe the little ones with the minuteness of anatomy.
  • Extract from : « The Letters of Robert Burns » by Robert Burns
  • No other thinker has ever dissected the human mind with equal patience and minuteness.
  • Extract from : « Sophist » by Plato
  • The gravity and minuteness with which some particulars are related also lend an artful aid.
  • Extract from : « Statesman » by Plato
  • He would be Michelangelesque, and that by sheer force of minuteness.
  • Extract from : « Views and Reviews » by William Ernest Henley
  • The greatness and the minuteness of Nature pass all understanding.
  • Extract from : « The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866 » by Various
  • It is honourable of the advertiser to mention the minuteness of the cliffs.
  • Extract from : « Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, July 22, 1914 » by Various
  • Poussin studied nature with a minuteness that often exposed him to raillery.
  • Extract from : « Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 462 » by Various
  • Columbus observed and reported the customs of these people with some minuteness.
  • Extract from : « The Discovery of America Vol. 1 (of 2) » by John Fiske.
  • This tendency has been in the direction of minuteness and accuracy of detail.
  • Extract from : « The Quarterly Review, Volume 162, No. 324, April, 1886 » by Various

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