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 for miniature
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Miniature \Min"i*a*ture\ (?; 277), n. [It. miniatura, fr. L.
     Miniate,+v.,{Minium">miniare. See Miniate, v.,{Minium.]
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     1. Originally, a painting in colors such as those in
        mediaeval manuscripts; in modern times, any very small
        painting, especially a portrait.
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     2. Greatly diminished size or form; reduced scale.
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     3. Lettering in red; rubric distinction. [Obs.]
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     4. A particular feature or trait. [Obs.] --Massinger.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Miniature \Min"i*a*ture\, a.
     Being on a small scale; much reduced from the reality; as, a
     miniature copy.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Miniature \Min"i*a*ture\, v. t.
     To represent or depict in a small compass, or on a small
     scale.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  miniature
      adj 1: being on a very small scale; "a miniature camera"
      n 1: painting or drawing included in a book (especially in
           illuminated medieval manuscripts) [syn: miniature,
           illumination]
      2: a copy that reproduces a person or thing in greatly reduced
         size [syn: miniature, toy]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  130 Moby Thesaurus words for "miniature":
     Elzevir, Lilliputian, 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, 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
  
  

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