A Greek script, originating from cursive writing, used to copy manuscripts from the ninth century onward. Its developed form did not separate words and used abbreviations, which allowed more words on a single page, and which essentially made book production (before the age of printing) easier.

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  • miniscule — is fast establishing itself as an adjective in its own right with the meaning ‘very small, minute’, although as a corruption (influenced by the prefix mini ) of minuscule it is regarded as non standard: • Riborg showed her a photograph album,… …   Modern English usage

  • miniscule — common misspelling of MINUSCULE (Cf. minuscule) …   Etymology dictionary

  • miniscule — / minuscule [adj] tiny, very small diminutive, dwarf, infinitesimal, itsy bitsy, Lilliputian, little, meager, microscopic, mini*, miniature, minute, pint sized*, puny*, short, slight, small scale, stunted, teensy*, teeny, trivial, undersized,… …   New thesaurus

  • miniscule — [min′i skyo͞ol΄] adj. disputed var. of MINUSCULE …   English World dictionary

  • miniscule — variant of minuscule Usage: The adjective minuscule is etymologically related to minus, but associations with mini have produced the spelling variant miniscule. This variant dates to the end of the 19th century, and it now occurs commonly in… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • miniscule — adjective extremely small: a minuscule amount | Her office is miniscule …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Miniscule of Sound — ist die Bezeichnung der laut Guinnessbuch der Rekorde kleinsten Diskothek der Welt. Das Miniscule of Sound öffnete im August 1998 in der Umkleidekabine eines Schwimmbads im Londoner Stadtbezirk London Borough of Hackney als die kleinste Diskothek …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Miniscule of Sound — The Miniscule of Sound opened in Hackney, London as the world s smallest nightclub in August 1998, in the changing booth of a disused outdoor swimming pool (Hackney Lido, in London Fields), as a parody of Ministry of Sound. The music policy… …   Wikipedia

  • miniscule — /min euh skyoohl /, adj. minuscule. Usage. See minuscule. * * * …   Universalium

  • miniscule — adjective spelling|minuscule …   Wiktionary

  • miniscule — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. tiny, small, wee, minute, microscopic, micro, mini, miniature, little, trifling, trivial, insignificant, pint sized, infinitesimal. ANT.: gargantuan, gigantic II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective See minuscule …   English dictionary for students

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