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Definition of small-scale adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(of an organization, activity, etc.) not large in size or extent; limited in what it does small-scale farming a small-scale study of couples in second marriages
  2. 2(of maps, drawings, etc.) drawn to a small scale so that not many details are shown opposite large-scale
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: small-scale