small-scale

adjective
\ ˈsmȯl-ˈskāl How to pronounce small-scale (audio) \

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/small-scale. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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small-scale

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of small-scale

: involving few people or things
: covering or involving a small area

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