A small or trivial detail: "the minutiae of experimental and mathematical procedure” ( Frederick Turner). (noun)
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Use "minutia" in a sentence
"Procedural minutia is the hardest thing to learn about this stiff."
"The more one looks, the more one comes to realize that this attention to detail and minutia is what gives the Quay's work so much of its character and mise en scène -- at least as much as their lurchy, atmospheric, uncanny stop-motion animation technique."
"Because analyzing narratives for minutia is what I do for fun, I did the rewatch-update of the "Open Season" post."