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

  • transitive v. To plan or make on a greatly reduced scale.

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  • v. To design or construct something on a miniature scale

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To design or construct on a smaller scale.

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

  • v. design or construct on a smaller scale


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  • I had posted on my blog about this guy earlier this month, and began to think about how to take the immense library of oblique imagery we were capturing from planes and 'miniaturize' them in this way.

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  • Of course, this software is not going to duplicate what an expensive lens can do, but I found it fun to manipulate some photos from my archives and 'miniaturize' parts of the photos.

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  • People who have them say there is just one problem - small they may be but breeders forgot to "miniaturize" their appetite as well, so most of the time they are insatiably hungry and have been known to raid fridges, cupboards and larders in their unrelenting quest for food.

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  • Maybe you could miniaturize the projections, speed them up, and run hundreds or thousands of copies in parallel — a massive engine of moral value!

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  • Our research is motivated by the fact that microscopes have been around since the 16th century, and yet their basic design has undergone very little change and has proven prohibitively expensive to miniaturize.


  • "The main challenge is to basically miniaturize the whole system so it's very fast and requires a very small amount of samples," IBN Executive Director Jackie Ying said.

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  • Yes, I make it a point to never miniaturize the look of my genitals in photos. four12

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  • He just wanted to diminish, miniaturize it until it vanished.

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  • According to the article, the issue is about to take on heightened urgency with the release this week of the International Atomic Energy Agency Report, which is expected to spell out that Iran has conducted tests on nuclear trigger devices, conducted abstruse experiments to spark a nuclear reaction, and, of particular concern, wrestled with designs that can miniaturize a nuclear device into small confines.

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  • There's a very techie-oriented discussion about how "SoC" helps miniaturize devices.

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