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Miniature vs. Tiny — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Miniature and Tiny

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Miniature

A copy or model that represents or reproduces something in a greatly reduced size.
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Tiny

Very small
A tiny hummingbird
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Miniature

Something small of its class.
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Tiny

A very young child
Books that will make tinies and parents laugh out loud
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Miniature

A small painting executed with great detail, often on a surface such as ivory or vellum.
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Tiny

Extremely small
The glass shattered into tiny shards that were hard to clean up.
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Miniature

A small portrait, picture, or decorative letter on an illuminated manuscript.
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Tiny

Very small.
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Miniature

The art of painting miniatures.
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Tiny

A small child; an infant.
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Miniature

Greatly reduced in size or scale.
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Tiny

Anything very small.
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Miniature

Greatly diminished size or form; reduced scale.
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Tiny

Very small; little; puny.
When that I was and a little tiny boy.
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Miniature

A small version of something; a model of reduced scale.
There was a miniature of a whaling ship in a glass bottle over the mantlepiece.
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Tiny

Very small;
Diminutive in stature
A lilliputian chest of drawers
Her petite figure
Tiny feet
The flyspeck nation of Bahrain moved toward democracy
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Miniature

A small, highly detailed painting, a portrait miniature.
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Miniature

The art of painting such highly detailed miniature works.
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Miniature

An illustration in an illuminated manuscript.
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Miniature

A musical composition which is short in duration.
Sacha composed a miniature for strings as a final project at the conservatory.
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Miniature

(chess) A chess game which is concluded with very few moves.
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Miniature

A token in a game representing a unit or character.
Jack had dozens of miniatures of Napoleonic footsoldiers painted in detailed period regalia for his wargames.
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Miniature

Lettering in red; rubric distinction.
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Miniature

A particular feature or trait.
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Miniature

Smaller than normal.
I find miniature dogs annoying; they seem to yap more than full-size dogs.
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Miniature

(transitive) To make smaller than normal; to reproduce in miniature.
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Miniature

Originally, a painting in colors such as those in mediæval manuscripts; in modern times, any very small painting, especially a portrait.
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Miniature

Greatly diminished size or form; reduced scale.
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Miniature

Lettering in red; rubric distinction.
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Miniature

A particular feature or trait.
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Miniature

Being on a small scale; much reduced from the reality; as, a miniature copy.
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Miniature

To represent or depict in a small compass, or on a small scale.
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Miniature

Painting or drawing included in a book (especially in illuminated medieval manuscripts)
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Miniature

Copy that reproduces something in greatly reduced size
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Miniature

Being on a very small scale;
A miniature camera
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