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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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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