small-scale

adjective \ ˈsmȯl-ˈskāl \

Definition of small-scale

1 : small in scope; especially : small in output or operation
2 of a map : having a scale (such as one inch to 25 miles) that permits plotting of comparatively little detail and shows mainly large features

First Known Use of small-scale

1851

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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small-scale

Definition of small-scale for English Language Learners

  • : involving few people or things

  • : covering or involving a small area


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