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English definition of “small”

small

adjective [before noun] (LIMITED ACTIVITY)    /smɔːl/ US  /smɑːl/
limited in the amount of an activity: The government should give more help to small businessmen (= people whose businesses are of a limited size). Chris is quite a small eater so he won't want much. If you can help us in a small way (= to a limited degree) it would be greatly appreciated.Small in number and quantity
(Definition of small adjective (LIMITED ACTIVITY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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