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English definition of “nicety”

nicety

noun     /ˈnaɪ.sə.ti/ US  /-t̬i/
[C] a detail or small difference that is only obvious after careful thought: They spent a lot of time arguing about legal niceties. We don't bother with all the social niceties here.Detailed and careful [U] formal the fact that something is based on very slight differencesDetailed and careful
(Definition of nicety noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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