small-scale map

small-scale map
A map having a scale smaller than 1:600,000. See also map.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • small-scale — [smôlskāl΄] adj. 1. drawn to a small scale and showing few details: said of a map, etc. 2. of limited scope; not extensive [small scale business operations] …   English World dictionary

  • small-scale — small′ scale′ adj. 1) of limited extent or scope: a small scale enterprise[/ex] 2) (of a map, model, etc.) being a relatively small version of the original; showing relatively little detail • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • Scale (map) — The scale of a map is defined as the ratio of a distance on the map to the corresponding distance on the ground. If the region of the map is small enough for the curvature of the Earth to be neglected, then the scale may be taken as a constant… …   Wikipedia

  • small-scale — /smawl skayl /, adj. 1. of limited extent; of small scope: a small scale enterprise. 2. being a relatively small map, model, etc., of the original and, hence, showing relatively little detail. [1850 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • small-scale — adj. Small scale is used with these nouns: ↑agriculture, ↑enterprise, ↑entrepreneur, ↑farmer, ↑farming, ↑manufacturing, ↑map, ↑producer, ↑production, ↑trader …   Collocations dictionary

  • small-scale — adjective Date: 1852 1. small in scope; especially small in output or operation 2. of a map having a scale (as one inch to 25 miles) that permits plotting of comparatively little detail and shows mainly large features …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • small-scale — /ˈsmɔl skeɪl/ (say smawl skayl) adjective 1. relatively small and showing little detail, as a map, model, etc. 2. unambitious, or of small extent, as an enterprise …  

  • small scale — A map having a scale of 1:1,000,000 or smaller. In aerial photographs, its RF (representative fraction) is between 125,000 and 149,999 …   Aviation dictionary

  • Map — /map/, n. Walter, c1140 1209?, Welsh ecclesiastic, poet, and satirist. Also, Mapes /mayps, may peez/. * * * I Graphic representation, drawn to scale and usually on a flat surface, of features usually geographic, geologic, or geopolitical of an… …   Universalium

  • map — mappable, adj. mapper, n. /map/, n., v., mapped, mapping. n. 1. a representation, usually on a flat surface, as of the features of an area of the earth or a portion of the heavens, showing them in their respective forms, sizes, and relationships… …   Universalium

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