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MINIATURE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does miniature mean? 

MINIATURE (noun)
  The noun MINIATURE has 2 senses:

1. painting or drawing included in a book (especially in illuminated medieval manuscripts)
2. copy that reproduces something in greatly reduced size

  Familiarity information: MINIATURE used as a noun is rare.


MINIATURE (adjective)
  The adjective MINIATURE has 1 sense:

1. being on a very small scale

  Familiarity information: MINIATURE used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MINIATURE (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

miniature; illumination

Hypernyms ("miniature" is a kind of...):

painting; picture (graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface)

Domain category:

Dark Ages; Middle Ages (the period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance)


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Meaning:

Copy that reproduces something in greatly reduced size

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

miniature; toy

Hypernyms ("miniature" is a kind of...):

copy (a secondary representation of an original)


MINIATURE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Being on a very small scale

Context example:

a miniature camera

Similar:

little; small (limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent)


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