About The Word Miniature

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Miniature

Miniature Meaning & Definition
Miniature Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Miniature?

[n] copy that reproduces something in greatly reduced size
[n] painting or drawing included in a book (especially in illuminated medieval manuscripts)
[adj] being on a very small scale; "a miniature camera"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Miniature: illumination | little | small | toy

Related Terms | Find terms related to Miniature: abstract | abstraction | altarpiece | baby | baby-sized | bantam | banty | block print | collage | color print | compact | companion | copy | cursory | cyclorama | daub | dead ringer | depthless | diminutive | diptych | doll | double | duodecimo | duplicate | dwarf | effigy | Elzevir | engraving | exact likeness | fellow | few | footling | fresco | handy | head | icon | idol | illumination | illustration | image | inconsequential | inconsiderable | insignificant | itty-bitty | likeness | Lilliputian | little | living image | living picture | low | match | mate | meager | micro | microcosm | microscopic | midget | mini | miniaturized | minikin | minimal | minny | minuscule | minute | mirroring | model | montage | mosaic | mural | negligible | no great shakes | panorama | petty | photograph | picayune | picayunish | picture | pocket | pocket edition | pocket-sized | pony | portrait | portraiture | portrayal | print | profile | puppet | pygmy | reflection | representation | reproduction | resemblance | rubbing | semblance | shadow | shallow | short | silhouette | similitude | simulacrum | skin-deep | small | small-scale | spit and image | spitting image | stained glass window | stencil | still life | subminiature | superficial | tableau | tapestry | teeny | teeny-weeny | tiny | toy | trace | tracing | trifling | triptych | trivial | twelvemo | twin | very image | very picture | vest-pocket | wall painting | wee | weeny

See Also | copy | painting | picture

Miniature In Webster's Dictionary

\Min"i*a*ture\ (?; 277), n. [It. miniatura, fr. L. miniare. See {Miniate}, v.,{Minium}.] 1. Originally, a painting in colors such as those in medi[ae]val manuscripts; in modern times, any very small painting, especially a portrait. 2. Greatly diminished size or form; reduced scale. 3. Lettering in red; rubric distinction. [Obs.] 4. A particular feature or trait. [Obs.] --Massinger.
\Min"i*a*ture\, a. Being on a small; much reduced from the reality; as, a miniature copy.
\Min"i*a*ture\, v. t. To represent or depict in a small compass, or on a small scale.

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