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Definition of Miniature


  1. Originally, a painting in colors such as those in mediaeval 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.
  4. A particular feature or trait.
  5. Being on a small; much reduced from the reality; as, a miniature copy.
  6. To represent or depict in a small compass, or on a small scale.

Miniature Quotations

One man is equivalent to all Creation. One man is a World in miniature. - Albert Pike
One man is equivalent to all Creation. One man is a World in miniature.
Albert Pike

The study of the art of motorcycle maintenance is really a miniature study of the art of rationality itself. Working on a motorcycle, working well, caring, is to become part of a process, to achieve an inner peace of mind. The motorcycle is primarily a mental phenomenon.
Robert M. Pirsig

Look at the bark of a redwood, and you see moss. If you peer beneath the bits and pieces of the moss, you'll see toads, small insects, a whole host of life that prospers in that miniature environment. A lumberman will look at a forest and see so many board feet of lumber. I see a living city.
Sylvia Earle

Mushrooms are miniature pharmaceutical factories, and of the thousands of mushroom species in nature, our ancestors and modern scientists have identified several dozen that have a unique combination of talents that improve our health.
Paul Stamets

In the seventeenth century, it was held by some that inside a human sperm there was a minute human being - a homunculus - that was planted inside the womb. Development consisted of the miniature homunculus enlarging and passing through birth and on to maturity-just like inflating a balloon.
John Tyler Bonner
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Miniature Translations

miniature in French is miniature
miniature in German is Miniatur
miniature in Spanish is miniatura
miniature in Swedish is miniatyr
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