Meaning of “small change” in the English Dictionary

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"small change" in British English

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small changenoun [ U ]

uk /ˌsmɔːl ˈtʃeɪndʒ/ us /ˌsmɑːl ˈtʃeɪndʒ/

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

"small change" in American English

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small changenoun [ U ]

us /smɔl ˈtʃeɪndʒ/

coins of little value, or a small amount of money:

I only had some small change in my pocket.
The cost of this project is small change compared to the one we'll be starting next year.

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