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small–scale

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adjective \-ˈskāl\

Simple Definition of small–scale

  • : involving few people or things

  • : covering or involving a small area

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of small–scale

  1. 1 :  small in scope; especially :  small in output or operation

  2. 2 of a map :  having a scale (as one inch to 25 miles) that permits plotting of comparatively little detail and shows mainly large features


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