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"small-scale" in British English

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small, esp. when ​compared to other things like it: The ​house is like a small-scale ​castle.
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"small-scale" in Business English

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small-scaleadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˌsmɔːlˈskeɪl/
not involving a lot of ​people, things, or ​activity, or ​happening over a ​smallarea: Existing small-scale ​industry is more ​flexible but often trapped in ​lowprofit/​lowinnovationcompetition. The ​ruralpopulation consists mostly of small-scale ​farmers and wine ​producers. They have ​initiated a small-scale ​feasibilitystudy. small-scale ​agriculture/​farming/​production
(Definition of small-scale from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “small-scale”
in Turkish küçük ölçekli…
in Russian небольшой…
in Polish na małą skalę…
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