Meaning of “small-scale” in the English Dictionary

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

"small-scale" in American English

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small, esp. when compared to other things like it:

The house is like a small-scale castle.

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

"small-scale" in Business English

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small-scaleadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˌsmɔːlˈskeɪl/ us

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.

(Definition of “small-scale” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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