- of limited size or scope
- (of a map, model, etc) giving a relatively small representation of something, usually missing out details
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ˈsmall-ˈscale, adj. [usually before a noun]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- of limited amount, extent, or scope:a small-scale enterprise.
- (of a map, model, etc.) being a small version of the original;
showing little detail.
small-scale (smôl′skāl′),USA pronunciation adj.
- of limited extent;
of small scope:a small-scale enterprise.
- being a relatively small map, model, etc., of the original and, hence, showing relatively little detail.
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