Definition of in miniature in English:

in miniature


  • On a small scale.

    ‘a place that is Greece in miniature’
    • ‘Initially needing to know the shape of the quickest hull, he modelled them in miniature, undoubtedly the first to experiment on a small scale.’
    • ‘A street-scene is played in miniature in the small stage and as the tiny puppet turns its back to open a door, the full size character enters in the large upper playing space.’
    • ‘Like the Bonsai trees in the classical gardens of Suzhou, it's China in miniature that captures the imagination, every bit as much as its grand monumental flourishes.’
    • ‘Rather, people will take the city as China in miniature, which highlights its appealing economic potential and stable political situation.’
    • ‘But I only recently found that Hardware engineers have often buried secret little artworks, etched in miniature on chips.’
    • ‘Taken up with rural England during a visit in 1972, the family decided to recreate an English rural village - but in miniature.’
    • ‘And it all comes with a base, glue, thick card and brushes, in fact everything you need to be able to design your own garden and actually see the result in miniature.’
    • ‘The environment was one Coutts wholeheartedly relished, however, and it is one which she would dearly love to replicate in miniature at grassroots level.’
    • ‘The cultural diversity of Europe is there in miniature.’
    • ‘No: the individual is, in effect, a State in miniature.’