1. Any very small, minute object.

2. A small Roman letter which is neither capital nor uncial; a manuscript written in such letters.

Of the size and style of minuscules; written in minuscules. "These minuscule letters are cursive forms of the earlier uncials." (I. Taylor (The Alphabet))

Origin: L. Minusculus rather small, fr. Minus less: cf. F. Minuscule.

(01 Mar 1998)

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