Minute

Mi*nute"

(m*nt" or m*nt"), a. [L. minutus, p. p. of minuere to lessen. See Minish, Minor, and cf. Menu, Minuet.]
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1. Very small; little; tiny; fine; slight; slender; inconsiderable; as, minute details. "Minute drops." Milton.
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2. Attentive to small things; paying attention to details; critical; particular; precise; as, a minute observer; minute observation.
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Syn. -- Little; diminutive; fine; critical; exact; circumstantial; particular; detailed. -- Minute, Circumstantial, Particular. A circumstantial account embraces all the leading events; a particular account includes each event and movement, though of but little importance; a minute account goes further still, and omits nothing as to person, time, place, adjuncts, etc.
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