miniaturism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

miniature +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

miniaturism (uncountable)

  1. Miniature size; tendency towards miniature size.
  2. Tendency towards detail.

Quotations[edit]

  • 2002, Michael J. Shapiro and Jane Bennett, The Politics of Moralizing
    As we all know, some twelve billion years ago the gods created the universe, including the [...] dinosaurs and such like, but after a while found these huge creatures rather tedious and jejune. [...] Turning from gigantism to miniaturism, the gods then created little creatures on earth, including humans, hoping they might be more nuanced and unpredictable.

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