Definition of small-scale in English:



  • Of limited size or extent.

    ‘a small-scale research project’
    ‘small-scale manufacturing’
    • ‘When the small-scale farming project became successful, the next step was to sell the produce.’
    • ‘On one hand, it's a small-scale theatre festival that gives a leg-up to some of the newest and most creative names on the scene.’
    • ‘This chapter has been written to provide some advice for readers who might be carrying out a small-scale project of their own.’
    • ‘Most of the relief work has been small-scale projects, volunteers and the local community.’
    • ‘We need new policies to increase vastly the number of small-scale and community based energy schemes across the country.’
    • ‘It's not bad, it's just limited, small-scale, almost obsolete when compared to some of the other tracks.’
    • ‘The initiative would help small-scale sectors become the vendors, they said.’
    • ‘It takes up to two years to build a windmill or small-scale hydro-electric project.’
    • ‘The courses are a perfect example of how a small-scale fringe theatre is doing its best to reach out and give something back to the community.’
    • ‘More than 1,000 cases of small-scale tax fraud were also identified by the Revenue last year.’
    • ‘Women could begin a small-scale industry or trade and be self-reliant, Ponnuswamy said.’
    • ‘I do not see how that can possibly allow small-scale research on persistent organic pollutants.’
    • ‘I've also seen the benefits that you can get from small-scale work.’
    • ‘The idea of developing a small-scale commercial quarry in Nunavut isn't new.’
    • ‘Combining the small-scale successes of the various clubs, they hope to make that one event a big success.’
    • ‘Under the last Conservative government, Britain had small-scale, controlled immigration.’
    • ‘Still, many of the most acclaimed prefabs are small-scale projects by less commercial architects.’
    • ‘Already, some research groups have carried out small-scale experimental fermentations.’
    • ‘Part of the deal is that volunteers have to use what they learned for a small-scale scheme to benefit their communities when they get back.’
    • ‘As a result out of the 50 small-scale units set up there only 20 are running at this moment.’
    little, small-scale, compact, bijou
    small-scale, small-time
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/ˈsmôl ˈˌskāl/