small-scale

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌsmɔːlˈskeɪl/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(smôlskāl)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ˈsmall-ˈscale,  adj. [usually before a noun]
  1. of limited amount, extent, or scope:a small-scale enterprise.
  2. (of a map, model, etc.) being a small version of the original;
    showing little detail.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
small-scale  (smôlskāl),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. of limited extent;
    of small scope:a small-scale enterprise.
  2. being a relatively small map, model, etc., of the original and, hence, showing relatively little detail.
  • 1850–55

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
small-scale adj
  1. of limited size or scope
  2. (of a map, model, etc) giving a relatively small representation of something, usually missing out details
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