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small

adjective  /smɔl/ us  

small adjective (LESS)

[-er/-est only] not big; less in size or amount than is average: a small business small lunches He’s small for his age. Those jackets come in small, medium, and large sizes. [-er/-est only] Small (abbreviation S) is a size of clothing or other product that is smaller than average: Those sweaters are available in small, medium, and large (sizes). small of your back The small of your back is the back below the waist where it curves in slightly.

small adjective (YOUNG)

[-er/-est only] (of children) very young: His mother died when he was small.

small adjective (LACKING IMPORTANCE)

[-er/-est only] not having much importance or effect: a small problem a small part in a movie

small adjective (LETTER SIZE)

[not gradable] (of a letter of the alphabet) lowercase

small

adverb [-er/-est only]  /smɔl/ us  

small adverb [-er/-est only] (IN SMALL SIZE)

in small pieces, or in a size or amount that is less than average: The ingredients are printed so small I can hardly read them.
(Definition of small from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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