min·i·a·ture /ˈmɪniəˌʧʊr, ˈmɪnɪˌʧʊr, ˈmɪnjə, ʧɚ/
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. [Obs.]
4. A particular feature or trait. [Obs.]
Min·i·a·ture, a. Being on a small scale; much reduced from the reality; as, a miniature copy.
Min·i·a·ture, v. t. To represent or depict in a small compass, or on a small scale.
adj : being on a very small scale; "a miniature camera"
n 1: painting or drawing included in a book (especially in
illuminated medieval manuscripts) [syn: illumination]
2: copy that reproduces something in greatly reduced size [syn: