Meaning of “miniature” in the English Dictionary

"miniature" in British English

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miniatureadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈmɪn.ə.tʃər/ us /ˈmɪn.i.ə.tʃɚ/

miniaturenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈmɪn.ə.tʃər/ us /ˈmɪn.i.ə.tʃɚ/

(Definition of “miniature” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"miniature" in American English

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miniatureadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈmɪn·i·əˌtʃʊr, -tʃər/

very small:

She has dollhouse filled with miniature furniture.

miniaturenoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈmɪn·i·əˌtʃʊr, -tʃər/

(of an object) the state of being much smaller than the thing it represents, or such an object:

[ U ] She bought a model of the Empire State Building in miniature.

(Definition of “miniature” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)