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Definition of miniature noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈmɪniəˌtʃʊr//
    , NAmE//ˈmɪnətʃər//
    , NAmE//ˈmɪnəˌtʃʊr//
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  1. 1a very small detailed painting, often of a person
  2. 2a very small copy or model of something; a very small version of something She collects miniatures for her dollhouse.
  3. Idioms
    in miniature
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    on a very small scale a doll's house with everything in miniature Through play, children act out in miniature the dramas of adult life.
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