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  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.
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Origin of small-scale

First recorded in 1850–55
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Related Words for small-scale

small, mini, poor, limited, short, paltry, slight, meager, young, miniature, modest, cramped, microscopic, narrow, minuscule, small-scale, little, toy, wee, petite

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British Dictionary definitions for small-scale


  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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