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    #1

    more minute or minuter

    Is the comparative of "minute" "more minute" or "minuter"?

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    Re: more minute or minuter

    Only "more minute" is possible. However, I don't think this collocation is very likely. Something is either minute or not; I wouldn't use a comparative with this adjective.
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    Re: more minute or minuter

    Although the comparative is unlikely with the adjective "minute", the superlative "minutest" exists. You might see it in a phrase like not even the minutest inspection would have revealed the flaw.This ngram shows that "minuter" has appeared in print, too, but it's one tenth as common as "minutest".
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