Limited in scope or extent; modest: a small-scale plan. (adjective)
Created on a small scale: a small-scale model of the new city hall; a small-scale national map. (adjective)
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Use "small-scale" in a sentence
"Artisanal mining refers to small-scale or subsistence mining."
"DER generally refers to small-scale power generation technologies located close to where electricity is used e.g., a home or business to provide an alternative to or an enhancement of the traditional electric power system, according to the"
"At the same time, the proliferation of small groups—the cells of the megachurch congregation—provide members with a small-scale sense of community.6"