minutiae


minutiae
   The characteristics which make each fingerprint capable of being differentiated from any other print by a different area of friction skin. Comparison of latent prints with known prints begins with the overall pattern. The ridge detail of fingerprints, including the ends of the ridges, their separations, and their relationships to one another, constitute the bases for fingerprint comparison.

Forensic science glossary. . 2012.

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  • Minutiae — (  /mɨˈn …   Wikipedia

  • minutiae — [mi no͞o′shə, minnyo͞o′shə; mi no͞o′shē ē΄, mi no͞o′shēī΄] pl.n. sing. minutia [min no͞o′shə, min′nyo͞oshə, min′no͞oshē ə, min′no͞o sh ī] 〚L, pl. of minutia, smallness < minutus,MINUTE2〛 small or relatively unimportant details * * * …   Universalium

  • minutiae — index circumstances, technicality Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • minutiae — (n.) 1751, plural of L. minutia smallness (see MINUTIA (Cf. minutia)); hence, in plural, trifles …   Etymology dictionary

  • minutiae — meaning ‘minor details or trivia’ is pronounced mi nyoo shi iy and is a plural noun. The singular form minutia is hardly ever used …   Modern English usage

  • minutiae — [n] trivial detail incidental, minor detail, small detail, trifle, trivia, triviality, trivial matter, unimportant detail, useless information; concepts 274,543 …   New thesaurus

  • minutiae — (also minutia) ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ small or precise details. ORIGIN Latin, from minutia smallness …   English terms dictionary

  • minutiae — [mi no͞o′shə, minnyo͞o′shə; mi no͞o′shē ē΄, mi no͞o′shēī΄] pl.n. sing. minutia [min no͞o′shə, min′nyo͞oshə, min′no͞oshē ə, min′no͞o sh ī] [L, pl. of minutia, smallness < minutus,MINUTE2] small or relatively unimportant details …   English World dictionary

  • minutiae — mi|nu|ti|ae [maıˈnju:ʃiaı, mı US mıˈnu: ] n [plural] [Date: 1700 1800; : Latin; Origin: , plural of minutia smallness , from minutus; MINUTE2] very small and exact details minutiae of ▪ Most people are not interested in the minutiae of the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • minutiae — [[t]maɪnju͟ːʃiiː, AM mɪnu͟ːʃ [/t]] N PLURAL: usu the N of n The minutiae of something such as someone s job or life are the very small details of it. [FORMAL] Much of his early work is concerned with the minutiae of rural life. Syn: fine details …   English dictionary

  • minutiae —    (plural); minutia (singular) (mih NOOSH yah) [Latin: smallness] Trifles; small or unimportant matters; precise details, as in “the minutiae of the law.”    The study focused on the minutiae of describing fossil species …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases


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