Definition of smallness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsmɔːlnəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsmɔːlnəs//
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  1. 1the fact of not being large in size, number, degree, amount, etc. Despite its smallness, the country has become the 11th largest economy in the world. Smallness is quite a rare word; it is more usual to talk about the small size of something than its ‘smallness’.
  2. 2the fact of being slight; the fact of lacking importance the smallness of their concerns