Meaning of miniature

min•i•a•ture

Pronunciation: (min'ē-u-chur, -choor", min'u-chur), [key]
— n.
  1. a representation or image of something on a small or reduced scale.
  2. a greatly reduced or abridged form or copy.
  3. a very small painting, esp. a portrait, on ivory, vellum, or the like.
  4. the art of executing such a painting.
  5. an illumination in an illuminated manuscript or book.
  6. in a reduced size; on a small scale: The zoo exhibition offered a jungle in miniature.
—adj.
  1. being, on, or represented on a small scale; reduced.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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