1. the property of being very small in size

hence the minuteness of detail in the painting

Syn: ↑diminutiveness, ↑petiteness, ↑tininess, ↑weeness
Derivationally related forms: ↑wee (for: ↑weeness), ↑tiny (for: ↑tininess), ↑petite (for: ↑petiteness), ↑minute, ↑diminutive (for: ↑diminutiveness)
Hypernyms: ↑smallness, ↑littleness
2. great precision; painstaking attention to details

he examined the essay with the greatest minuteness

Derivationally related forms: ↑minute
Hypernyms: ↑exactness, ↑exactitude

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