from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of less than normal or sufficient size.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. below the usual or expected size

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of a size less than is common.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of a size less than common or below a standard.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. smaller than normal for its kind


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