adjective Date: 1852 1. small in scope; especially small in output or operation 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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  • small-scale — ˈsmall scale adjective small in size or limited in degree: • small scale enterprises • small scale industrial activities * * * small scale UK US /ˌsmɔːlˈskeɪl/ adjective [before noun] ► not involving a lot of people, things, or activity, or… …   Financial and business terms

  • small-scale — adj involving only a small number of things or a small area ≠ ↑large scale ▪ a small scale study …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • small-scale — [smôlskāl΄] adj. 1. drawn to a small scale and showing few details: said of a map, etc. 2. of limited scope; not extensive [small scale business operations] …   English World dictionary

  • small-scale — small′ scale′ adj. 1) of limited extent or scope: a small scale enterprise[/ex] 2) (of a map, model, etc.) being a relatively small version of the original; showing relatively little detail • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • small-scale — adjective smaller or less important than other things of the same kind: a small scale operation/attack …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • small-scale — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of limited size or extent …   English terms dictionary

  • small-scale — adjective 1. created or drawn on a small scale (Freq. 1) small scale maps a small scale model • Similar to: ↑small, ↑little 2. limited in size or scope a small business …   Useful english dictionary

  • small-scale — ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A small scale activity or organization is small in size and limited in extent. ...the small scale production of farmhouse cheeses in Devon. Ant: large scale …   English dictionary

  • small-scale — /smawl skayl /, adj. 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. [1850 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • small-scale — adjective small in size: a small scale study …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • small-scale — adj. Small scale is used with these nouns: ↑agriculture, ↑enterprise, ↑entrepreneur, ↑farmer, ↑farming, ↑manufacturing, ↑map, ↑producer, ↑production, ↑trader …   Collocations dictionary

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