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English definition of “small”

small

adjective (LETTER SIZE)    /smɔːl/ US  /smɑːl/
[before noun] describes letters that are not capital letters: The poet e. e. cummings wrote his name with small letters, not capital letters.Lettering and alphabetsLetters of alphabets UK A conservative with a small 'c' is someone who has traditional values, such as disliking change in society, rather than being a member or supporter of the Conservative Party. We can use this structure with other words to say something is more general or less extreme than the usual meaning: Management is all about politics with a small 'p'.General
(Definition of small adjective (LETTER SIZE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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