What is smaller?

  • (adj): Small or little relative to something else.
    Synonyms: littler

Some articles on smaller:

Mridangam - Physical Components
... is known as the "thoppi" or "eda bhaaga" and the smaller aperture is known as the "valanthalai" or "bala bhaaga" ... The smaller membrane, when struck, produces higher pitched sounds with a metallic timbre ... The goat skin covering the smaller aperture is anointed in the center with a black disk made of rice flour, ferric oxide powder and starch ...
Corvette
... a small, maneuverable, lightly armed warship, originally smaller than a frigate (2000+ tons) and larger than a coastal patrol craft or fast attack craft (500 or fewer tons), although many recent ... During the Age of Sail, corvettes were smaller than frigates and larger than sloops-of-war, usually with a single gun deck ... almost all modern navies use ships smaller than frigates for coastal duty, not all of them use the term corvette (via Middle French, from a Dutch word corf, a type of boat) or equivalent ...
Count Friedrich Ferdinand Von Beust - Affairs of State - Germany 1849 - 1866
... of that party which hoped to maintain the independence of the smaller states, and was the opponent of all attempts on the part of Prussia to attract ... In 1854 he took part in the Bamberg conferences, in which the smaller German states claimed the right to direct their own policy independently of Austria or of Prussia ... that the smaller states should form a closer union among themselves against the preponderance of the great monarchies ...
Ji-samurai
... also known as kokujin (国人?), were lords of smaller rural domains in feudal Japan ... One of the primary causes for the rise in the number of smaller land holders was a decline in the custom of primogeniture ... each heir's holdings, and thus their power, smaller ...
Mini Roboraptor
... There is also a smaller version of Roboraptor available ... robot so much as it is a wind-up toy, though the smaller version does actually run on batteries ... It is a smaller, cheaper, less functional Roboraptor ...

Famous quotes containing the word smaller:

    If the main timbers in the house are not straight, the smaller timbers will be unsafe; and if the smaller timbers are not straight, the house will fall.
    Chinese proverb.

    He [Robert Benchley] and I had an office so tiny that an inch smaller and it would have been adultery.
    Dorothy Parker (1893–1967)

    It might be seen by what tenure men held the earth. The smallest stream is mediterranean sea, a smaller ocean creek within the land, where men may steer by their farm bounds and cottage lights. For my own part, but for the geographers, I should hardly have known how large a portion of our globe is water, my life has chiefly passed within so deep a cove. Yet I have sometimes ventured as far as to the mouth of my Snug Harbor.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)