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Meaning of minuscule

mi•nus•cule

Pronunciation: (min'u-skyl", mi-nus'kyl), [key]
— adj.
  1. very small.
  2. (of letters or writing) small; not capital.
  3. written in such letters (opposed to majuscule).
—n.
  1. a minuscule letter.
  2. a small cursive script developed in the 7th century a.d.from the uncial, which it afterward superseded.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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