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See also: Lilliputian
lilliputian (plural lilliputians)
- A very small person or being.
- 1726 October 28, [Jonathan Swift], “A Great Storm Described, the Long-Boat Sent to Fetch Water, the Author Goes with It to Discover the Country. […]”, in Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. […] [Gulliver’s Travels], volume I, London: […] Benj[amin] Motte, […], OCLC 995220039, part II (A Voyage to Brobdingnag), page 158:
- I reflected what a Mortification it muſt prove to me to appear as inconſiderable in this Nation as one ſingle Lilliputian would be among us.
- (genetics) A fruit fly gene that, when mutated, makes cells abnormally small. See AFF2.
small person or being
- Very small, diminutive
- Trivial, petty
- See also Thesaurus:tiny