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miniscule

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English

Adjective

miniscule (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
miniscule

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Very common misspelling of minuscule.
  2. (US, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Alternative spelling of minuscule.

Usage notes

  • “The correct spelling is minuscule rather than miniscule. The latter is a common error, which has arisen by analogy with other words beginning with “mini”, where the meaning is similarly ‘very small’.” The New Oxford Dictionary of English, Oxford University Press, 1998
  • At the time of writing (29 September 2005), the number of hits in the printed works listed in Google Print for minuscule outnumbers those for miniscule by a large amount (by 24,400 to 7,250, a ratio of about 77:23). In contrast, the numbers of hits on Google are 2,530,000 to 1,940,000, a ratio of about 57:43.

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