miniature

Things that are miniature are teeny tiny versions of something else. Think miniature poodle. Unless you don't like small dogs. Then think miniature footballs. Aww, cute.

When something is a miniature, it is like it has been shrunk down in size. It's not just small, it's a small replica of something else. If you made a dollhouse that was a scale representation of your own house, it would be a miniature of your home. It would also be a little weird.

Primary Meanings of miniature

1.
adjn
being on a very small scale
a copy that reproduces a person or thing in greatly reduced size
2.
n
painting or drawing included in a book (especially in illuminated medieval manuscripts)
Full Definitions of miniature
1

adj being on a very small scale

“a miniature camera”
Synonyms:
little, small
limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent

n a copy that reproduces a person or thing in greatly reduced size

Synonyms:
toy
Type of:
copy
a thing made to be similar or identical to another thing
2

n painting or drawing included in a book (especially in illuminated medieval manuscripts)

Synonyms:
illumination
Type of:
painting, picture
graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface

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