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An example use of small in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… this is a very small industry still at …”
Small means not large in size or amount.
the word small occurs in english on average 444.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that small can be often used in the following areas:
1) communication, information, and media;