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English definition of “small-scale”

small-scale

adjective [before noun]     /ˌsmɔːlˈskeɪl/
not involving a lot of people , things, or activity , or happening over a small area : Existing small-scale industry is more flexible but often trapped in low profit / low innovation competition . The rural population consists mostly of small-scale farmers and wine producers . They have initiated a small-scale feasibility study . small-scale agriculture / farming / production → Compare large-scale
(Definition of small-scale adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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