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small-scale

[smawl-skeyl] /ˈsmɔlˈskeɪl/
adjective
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.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55
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British Dictionary definitions for small-scale

small-scale

adjective
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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