Mi*nus"cule (?), n. [L. minusculus rather small, fr. minus less: cf. F. minuscule.]

1.

Any very small, minute object.

2.

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

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a.

Of the size and style of minuscules; written in minuscules.

These minuscule letters are cursive forms of the earlier uncials. I. Taylor (The Alphabet).

 

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