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Miniature

Miniature

WordNet



adjective


(1)   Being on a very small scale
"A miniature camera"

noun


(2)   Copy that reproduces something in greatly reduced size
(3)   Painting or drawing included in a book (especially in illuminated medieval manuscripts)
Wiktonary



Etymology


From the miniatura (manuscript illumination), from miniare (to illuminate), from the miniāre (to colour red), from minium (red lead).

Noun



  1. A small version of something; a model of reduced scale.
    There was a miniature of a whaling ship in a glass bottle over the mantlepiece.
  2. A small, highly detailed painting, a portrait miniature.
  3. The art of painting such highly detailed miniature works.
  4. An illustration in an illuminated manuscript.
  5. A musical composition which is short in duration.
    Sacha composed a miniature for strings as a final project at the conservatory.
  6. A token in a game representing a unit or character.
    Jack had dozens of miniatures of Napoleanic footsoldiers painted in detailed period regalia for his wargames.

Adjective



  1. Smaller than normal.
    I find miniature dogs annoying; they seem to yap more than full-size dogs.