[min-uh-skyool, mi-nuhs-kyool] /ˈmɪn əˌskyul, mɪˈnʌs kyul/
(of letters or writing) small; not capital.
written in such letters (opposed to ).
a minuscule letter.
a small cursive script developed in the 7th century a.d. from the uncial, which it afterward superseded.
a lower-case letter
writing using such letters
a small cursive 7th-century style of lettering derived from the uncial
relating to, printed in, or written in small letters Compare majuscule
(of letters) lower-case
1705, “small (not capital) letter;” as an adjective, “small,” from 1727 (in printing; general sense of “extremely small” by 1893), from French minuscule (17c.), from Latin minuscula, in minuscula littera “slightly smaller letter,” fem. of minusculus “rather less, rather small,” diminutive of minus “less” (see minus). Related: Minuscular.
- Minus cyclophoria
minus cyclophoria mi·nus cyclophoria (mī’nəs) n. See incyclophoria.
[ming-kawf-skee, -kof-] noun 1. Hermann [hur-muh n;; German her-mahn] (Show IPA), 1864–1909, German mathematician. /mɪŋˈkɒfskɪ/ noun 1. Hermann (ˈhɜːmən). 1864–1909, German mathematician, born in Russia. His concept of a four-dimensional space-time continuum (1907) proved crucial for the general theory of relativity developed by Einstein
[ming-kee] noun 1. a dark-colored baleen whale, Baleanoptera acutorostrata, inhabiting temperate and polar seas and growing to a length of 33 feet (10 meters): reduced in numbers. n. type of small whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata), 1939, supposedly from the Norwegian surname Meincke. The name minke is said to have derived from one of Svend Foyn’s crew […]
[mahy-nuh s] /ˈmaɪ nəs/ preposition 1. less by the subtraction of; decreased by: Ten minus six is four. 2. lacking or without: a book minus its title page. adjective 3. involving or noting subtraction. 4. algebraically negative: a minus quantity. 5. less than; just below in quality: to get a C minus on a test. […]