miniature miniature  /ˈmɪ ni ə ˌtʃʊr/


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


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  1. The average miniature car runs a mile on two ounces.
  2. The players move a yard-marker on a miniature gridiron according to the announced result, and another play is chosen.
  3. Watching Barack Obama and John McCain handle pastor Rick Warren's questions about abortion, you could see the whole presidential race in miniature taking shape before our eyes.


  1. Miniature therapy horse may be banned

    A miniature horse named Daisy, used for therapy, may have to leave the friendly confines of her backyard home if a current code violation handed out by Hernando County is enforced. 
    on June 18, 2013     Source: ABC Action News Tampa Bay

  2. Raytheon's Miniature Air Launched Decoy-Jammer completes flight testing under budget

    PARIS, June 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force and Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) recently completed a four-year development program of the Miniature Air Launched Decoy-Jammer (MALD ® -J) under ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Miniature Horse Not Allowed Inside Ward City Limits

    WARD, AR -- A miniature horse is the center of controversy in Ward, that's in Lonoke County. The council voted the horse can't stay in city limits, but the owner doesn't understand why.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: CW Arkansas


  1. "The trouble with the European jockeys is they don't realise how fast our races are run out of the gates," Dye explained. "The Melbourne Cup starts like a miniature sprint. They go very quickly and the visitors, all of a sudden, are not where...
    on Nov 3, 2008 By: Shane Dye Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "I'm saying to myself, although my mother was a great artist, nobody's going to come to downtown Las Vegas to look at paintings. They're not going to look at watercolors. They're not going to look at porcelain. They're not going to look at miniature...
    on Jan 11, 2009 By: Oscar Goodman Source: Las Vegas Review - Journal

  3. "There's a story going round that I was an animator that I need to clarify," says Squire. "I was the worst animator in the building. I was employed as a prop-maker, making little pots and pans, joints of beef and miniature onions, all on...
    on Jul 9, 2010 By: John Squire Source: Scotsman

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