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==Explanation==
 
==Explanation==
 
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{{incomplete|Created by a Large Terror. Please mention here why this explanation isn't complete. Do NOT delete this tag too soon.}}
 
[[File:Symmetrical_5-set_Venn_diagram.svg|thumb|upright=0.5|{{w|Branko Grünbaum}}'s multi-set Venn diagram strategy from 1975, less symmetric than Randall's.]]
 
[[File:Symmetrical_5-set_Venn_diagram.svg|thumb|upright=0.5|{{w|Branko Grünbaum}}'s multi-set Venn diagram strategy from 1975, less symmetric than Randall's.]]
 
This comic is a {{w|Venn diagram}} illustrating the complete set of possible intersections of five different size adjectives: "little", "large", "small", "great" and “big”. Each unique intersection contains a short list of nouns that can be preceded by each of its intersecting adjectives.
 
This comic is a {{w|Venn diagram}} illustrating the complete set of possible intersections of five different size adjectives: "little", "large", "small", "great" and “big”. Each unique intersection contains a short list of nouns that can be preceded by each of its intersecting adjectives.
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Some descriptors are applied in combination to their noun, rather than individually; for example, "planet" is placed in both the "little" and "big" groups in reference to the 2008 video game ''{{w|Little Big Planet}}''.
 
Some descriptors are applied in combination to their noun, rather than individually; for example, "planet" is placed in both the "little" and "big" groups in reference to the 2008 video game ''{{w|Little Big Planet}}''.
  
In the title text, [[Randall]] declares that he will start intentionally using term combinations that don't appear in the above diagram, presumably to ensure every intersection contains at least one term.
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In the title text, Randall declares that he will start intentionally using term combinations that don't appear in the above diagram, presumably to confuse people.
  
 
A similar concept can be seen in [[181: Interblag]], but in a tabular form rather than a Venn diagram.
 
A similar concept can be seen in [[181: Interblag]], but in a tabular form rather than a Venn diagram.
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===List of items in the diagram===
 
===List of items in the diagram===
 
The following table lists all size/noun combinations that the Venn diagram can generate, with a description of each.
 
The following table lists all size/noun combinations that the Venn diagram can generate, with a description of each.
{| class="wikitable sortable"
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{| class="wikitable"
 
!Item
 
!Item
!Big !! Great !! Large !! Little !! Small !! # Regions
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!Big !! Great !! Large !! Little !! Small
 
|-
 
|-
|width=10%|'''Aunt'''
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|'''Aunt'''
|width=17.5%|
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|
|width=17.5%| [[wiktionary:great-aunt|sister of one's grandparent]]
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| [[wiktionary:great-aunt|sister of one's grandparent]]
|width=17.5%|
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|
|width=17.5%|
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|
|width=17.5%|
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|
|width=2.5%| 1
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Bang Theory'''
 
|'''Bang Theory'''
|currently-accepted {{w|Big Bang|scientific theory}} that explains the origin of the universe; also a {{w|The Big Bang Theory|TV sitcom}}|| || || || ||1
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|currently-accepted {{w|Big Bang|scientific theory}} that explains the origin of the universe; also a {{w|The Big Bang Theory|TV sitcom}}|| || || ||
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Barrier Reef'''
 
|'''Barrier Reef'''
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|
 
|
 
|
 
|
|1
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Bear Lake'''
 
|'''Bear Lake'''
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|
 
|
 
|
 
|
|2
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Bend'''
 
|'''Bend'''
 
| {{w|Big Bend|several geographic locations}}, including a {{w|Big Bend National Park|US National Park}} in Texas
 
| {{w|Big Bend|several geographic locations}}, including a {{w|Big Bend National Park|US National Park}} in Texas
| {{w|Great Bend (disambiguation)|several geographic locations}}, including a {{w|Great Bend, Kansas|city in Kansas}} and the description of the S-shaped curving of the {{w|Nile River}} in Egypt and Sudan
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| {{w|Great Bend (disambiguation)|several geographic locations}}, including a {{w|Big Bend, Kansas|city in Kansas}} and the description of the S-shaped curving of the {{w|Nile River}} in Egypt and Sudan
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
|2
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Billed Seed Finch'''
 
|'''Billed Seed Finch'''
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|
 
|
 
|
 
|
|2
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Blue'''
 
|'''Blue'''
|nickname for [https://www.ibm.com IBM] and the {{w|New York Giants}}, also [https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095250 a movie] and a stage in {{w|F-Zero}} and borrowed into Mario Kart
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|nickname for [https://www.ibm.com IBM] and the {{w|New York Giants}}, also [https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095250 a movie]
 
|
 
|
 
|{{w|large blue|various different butterflies}}
 
|{{w|large blue|various different butterflies}}
 
|
 
|
 
|{{w|small blue|butterfly}}, smallest found in the UK
 
|{{w|small blue|butterfly}}, smallest found in the UK
|3
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Blue Heron'''
 
|'''Blue Heron'''
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|{{w|Little Blue Heron|species of heron}} that measures about 60 cm (24 in) long
 
|{{w|Little Blue Heron|species of heron}} that measures about 60 cm (24 in) long
 
|
 
|
|2
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Board'''
 
|'''Board'''
 
| nickname for the {{w|New York Stock Exchange}} || || || ||
 
| nickname for the {{w|New York Stock Exchange}} || || || ||
|1
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Cardiac Vein'''
 
|'''Cardiac Vein'''
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|
 
|
 
|{{w|Small cardiac vein|heart vein on the right side}}
 
|{{w|Small cardiac vein|heart vein on the right side}}
|2
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Circle'''
 
|'''Circle'''
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|{{w|Great circle|largest possible circle}} that can be drawn on a sphere; the {{w|equator}} is an example of one on the Earth
 
|{{w|Great circle|largest possible circle}} that can be drawn on a sphere; the {{w|equator}} is an example of one on the Earth
 
|
 
|
|The {{w|Little_Circle|Little Circle}}, a group of political reformists based in Manchester, UK in the early 1800s
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|{{w|Little_Circle|The Little Circle}}, a group of political reformists based in Manchester, UK in the early 1800s
 
|{{w|Circle_of_a_sphere|a circle that lies on a sphere}} without passing through its center (which would make it a great circle)
 
|{{w|Circle_of_a_sphere|a circle that lies on a sphere}} without passing through its center (which would make it a great circle)
|3
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Claims Court'''
 
|'''Claims Court'''
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|
 
|
 
|{{w|Small claims court|judicial court}} that handles cases involving only relatively small amounts of money
 
|{{w|Small claims court|judicial court}} that handles cases involving only relatively small amounts of money
|1
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|-
 +
|'''enchilada'''
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|[[wiktionary:big enchilada|important person]] || || || ||
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Depression'''
 
|'''Depression'''
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|
 
|
 
|
 
|
|1
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Dipper'''
 
|'''Dipper'''
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|name for the constellation {{w|Ursa Minor}}
 
|name for the constellation {{w|Ursa Minor}}
 
|
 
|
|2
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Emerald'''
 
|'''Emerald'''
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|{{w|Jodis_lactearia|Jodis lactearia}}, a light green or white moth of the family {{w|Geometer_moth|Geometridae}}
 
|{{w|Jodis_lactearia|Jodis lactearia}}, a light green or white moth of the family {{w|Geometer_moth|Geometridae}}
 
|{{w|Hemistola_chrysoprasaria|Hemistola chrysoprasaria}}, a light green or yellow-white moth of the family {{w|Geometer_moth|Geometridae}}
 
|{{w|Hemistola_chrysoprasaria|Hemistola chrysoprasaria}}, a light green or yellow-white moth of the family {{w|Geometer_moth|Geometridae}}
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|-
 
|'''Enchilada'''
 
|The term "[[wiktionary:big enchilada|Big Enchilada]]" means a person or thing of great importance.
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|1
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''End'''
 
|'''End'''
|The {{w|Crankpin|bearing}} connecting a connecting rod to the crank shaft of a reciprocating engine.
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|The bearing connecting a connecting rod to the crank shaft of a reciprocating engine.
 
| {{w|Great End|Mountain in England}}
 
| {{w|Great End|Mountain in England}}
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
|The {{w|Crankpin|bearing}} connecting a connecting rod to the gudgeon pin and hence the piston in a reciprocating engine.
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|The bearing connecting a connecting rod to the gudgeon pin and hence the piston in a reciprocating engine.
|3
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Eyed Conger'''
 
|'''Eyed Conger'''
|{{w|Sea conger|type of eel}}, found in the western Pacific Ocean
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|eel
 
|
 
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|{{w|Large-eye conger|type of eel}}, found in the northwestern and eastern central Pacific Ocean
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|eel
 
|
 
|
|{{w|Smalleye conger|type of eel}}, found in the eastern Indian Ocean
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|eel
|3
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Flying Fox'''
 
|'''Flying Fox'''
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|
 
|
 
|{{w|Small flying fox}}
 
|{{w|Small flying fox}}
|3
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Foot'''
 
|'''Foot'''
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|
 
|
 
|
 
|
|{{w|List_of_The_Land_Before_Time_characters#Littlefoot|Main character}} in the ''{{w|Land Before Time}}'' film series
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|Main character in the ''{{w|Land Before Time}}'' film series
 
|''{{w|Smallfoot (film)|Smallfoot}}'' is an animated film that inverts the Bigfoot legend, focusing on a group of yetis that tell stories about humans.
 
|''{{w|Smallfoot (film)|Smallfoot}}'' is an animated film that inverts the Bigfoot legend, focusing on a group of yetis that tell stories about humans.
|3
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Forest Bat'''
 
|'''Forest Bat'''
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
|A common {{w|Large forest bat|bat}} found in Southeastern Australia
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|bat
|A related {{w|Little forest bat|bat}} also found in Southeastern Australia
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|bat
 
|
 
|
|2
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Format'''
 
|'''Format'''
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|
 
|
 
|
 
|
|1
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Foundation'''
 
|'''Foundation'''
 
|The BIG Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit charity
 
|The BIG Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit charity
|May be a reference to Asimov’s Greater Foundation
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|?
|May be a typo. Could possibly be a reference to the Lange Foundation
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|?
 
|
 
|
|
 
|3
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Frog'''
 
|'''Frog'''
|Refers to someone who is important but only in a small group (Big frog in a small pond)
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|Slang for "boyfriend" (bf)
 
|
 
|
|{{w|Large frog|A South-East Asian frog species}} 
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|?
|children's book [https://smile.amazon.com/Little-Frog-Crista-R-Stewart/dp/1616638702/ref=smi_www_rco2_go_smi_g5171374337?_encoding=UTF8&%2AVersion%2A=1&%2Aentries%2A=0&ie=UTF8 "The Little Frog"] by Crista R. Stewart
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|?
|{{w|Small frog|An Australian frog species}}
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|?
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|-
 
|-
 
|'''Game'''
 
|'''Game'''
 
|Large animals hunted for sport or food, usually referring to the African {{w|big five game}} (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, cape buffalo); can also refer to the NFL's {{w|Super Bowl}}  
 
|Large animals hunted for sport or food, usually referring to the African {{w|big five game}} (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, cape buffalo); can also refer to the NFL's {{w|Super Bowl}}  
 
|{{w|Great Game|19th Century geopolitical competition}} between the British and Russian Empires over control of Afghanistan
 
|{{w|Great Game|19th Century geopolitical competition}} between the British and Russian Empires over control of Afghanistan
|{{w|Game (hunting)|Large animals}} hunted for sport or food, such as bears or moose
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|Large animals hunted for sport or food, such as bears or moose
 
|
 
|
|{{w|Game (hunting)|Small animals}} hunted for sport or food, such as rabbits or ducks
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|Small animals hunted for sport or food, such as rabbits or ducks
|4
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Hadron Collider'''
 
|'''Hadron Collider'''
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|
 
|
 
|
|1
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Hearted'''
 
|'''Hearted'''
|[[wiktionary:bighearted|kind, generous, selfless, noble]]
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|{{w|https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/bighearted#English|kind, generous, selfless, noble}}
|[[wiktionary:greathearted|generous, selfless, noble]]
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|{{w|https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/greathearted|generous, selfless, noble}}
|[[wiktionary:largehearted|generous, benevolent, noble]]
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|{{w|https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/largehearted|generous, benevolent, noble}}
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|-
 
|-
 
|'''House on the Prairie'''
 
|'''House on the Prairie'''
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|{{w|Little House on the Prairie|novel}} (later made into a TV show)
 
|{{w|Little House on the Prairie|novel}} (later made into a TV show)
 
|
 
|
|1
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Intestine'''
 
|'''Intestine'''
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
|The {{w|Large Intestine}} or colon is the last part of the digestive system.
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|gut
 
|
 
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|The {{w|Small Intestine}} is the part of the gastrointestinal tract (gut) immediately after the stomach, where most absorption of nutrients takes place
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|gut
|2
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Island'''
 
|'''Island'''
|{{w|Hawaii (island)|largest island in Hawaii}}, or numerous other islands: {{w|Big Island}}
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|{{w|Big Island|largest island in Hawaii}}
 
|{{w|Great Island|in Cork Harbour, Ireland}}
 
|{{w|Great Island|in Cork Harbour, Ireland}}
 
|{{w|Large Island|island in the Antilles, owned by Grenada}}
 
|{{w|Large Island|island in the Antilles, owned by Grenada}}
 
|{{w|Little Island|several islands named such}}, plus a song in ''{{w|Randy Newman's Faust}}''
 
|{{w|Little Island|several islands named such}}, plus a song in ''{{w|Randy Newman's Faust}}''
 
|{{w|Small Island (novel)|novel which was made into a movie}}
 
|{{w|Small Island (novel)|novel which was made into a movie}}
|5
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''League'''
 
|'''League'''
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|{{w|Little League Baseball|Youth baseball organization}}
 
|{{w|Little League Baseball|Youth baseball organization}}
 
|
 
|
|3
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Lies'''
 
|'''Lies'''
|''{{w|Big Little Lies (TV series)|Big Little Lies}}'', a novel made into a TV series; also a [[wiktionary:big lie|form of propaganda]]
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|{{w|Big Little Lies (TV series)|Big Little Lies}}, a novel made into a TV series; also a [[wiktionary:big lie|form of propaganda]]
 
|
 
|
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|{{w|Big Little Lies (TV series)|Big Little Lies}}, a novel made into a TV series; also a {{w|Little Lies|Fleetwood Mac song}}
 
|
 
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|''{{w|Big Little Lies (TV series)|Big Little Lies}}'', a novel made into a TV series; also a {{w|Little Lies|Fleetwood Mac song}}
 
 
|
 
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|2
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Magellanic Cloud'''
 
|'''Magellanic Cloud'''
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
|A {{w|Large Magellanic Cloud|satellite galaxy}} of the Milky Way
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|galaxy
 
|
 
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|Another {{w|Small Magellanic Cloud|satellite galaxy}} of the Milky Way
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|galaxy
|2
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Millimeter Telescope'''
 
|'''Millimeter Telescope'''
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|
 
|
 
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|1
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''One'''
 
|'''One'''
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|affectionate term for a small person
 
|affectionate term for a small person
|{{w|The Small One|A Disney animated short directed by Don Bluth}}
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|?
|4
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Orphan Annie'''
 
|'''Orphan Annie'''
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|{{w|Little Orphan Annie|comic strip}}
 
|{{w|Little Orphan Annie|comic strip}}
 
|
 
|
|1
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Planet'''
 
|'''Planet'''
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|Part of the video game ''{{w|Little Big Planet}}''
 
|Part of the video game ''{{w|Little Big Planet}}''
 
|
 
|
|2
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Potatoes'''
 
|'''Potatoes'''
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|[[wiktionary:small potatoes|something relatively unimportant]]
 
|[[wiktionary:small potatoes|something relatively unimportant]]
|1
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Pox'''
 
|'''Pox'''
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|
 
|{{w|smallpox|a deadly disease}} which was effectively eradicated by 1977
 
|{{w|smallpox|a deadly disease}} which was effectively eradicated by 1977
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|-
 
|-
 
|'''Professor'''
 
|'''Professor'''
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|{{w|Little Professor|educational math toy}} (also "Little Professor Syndrome", an informal name for autism)
 
|{{w|Little Professor|educational math toy}} (also "Little Professor Syndrome", an informal name for autism)
 
|
 
|
|2
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Richard'''
 
|'''Richard'''
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|{{w|Little Richard|musician}}
 
|{{w|Little Richard|musician}}
 
|
 
|
|1
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Room'''
 
|'''Room'''
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|
 
|
 
|{{w|White_Blood_Cells_(album)#Track_listing|Track 6}} on "White Blood Cells," the third album by {{w|The_White_Stripes|The White Stripes}}
 
|{{w|White_Blood_Cells_(album)#Track_listing|Track 6}} on "White Blood Cells," the third album by {{w|The_White_Stripes|The White Stripes}}
|{{w|May Sarton|"The Small Room", a novel by May Sarton}}, also various songs: {{w|Small Room}}
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|?
|3
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Screen'''
 
|'''Screen'''
|[[wiktionary:big screen|another name for movies]]
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|another name for movies
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
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|[[wiktionary:small screen|another name for TV]]
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|another name for TV
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|-
 
|-
 
|'''Sister'''
 
|'''Sister'''
|[[wiktionary:big sister|older female sibling]]; also [https://bioshock.fandom.com/wiki/Little_Sister a character from the influential video game Bioshock]
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|[[wiktionary:big sister|older female sibling]]
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
|[[wiktionary:little sister|younger female sibling]]; also [https://bioshock.fandom.com/wiki/Big_Sister another character from the influential video game Bioshock]
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|[[wiktionary:little sister|younger female sibling]]
 
|
 
|
|2
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Soldiers'''
 
|'''Soldiers'''
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|
 
|
 
|
 
|
|{{w|Little Soldiers|1996 Telugu drama film}}
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|?
 
|{{w|Small Soldiers|1998 movie}} about sentient animated toys at war
 
|{{w|Small Soldiers|1998 movie}} about sentient animated toys at war
|2
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Sur'''
 
|'''Sur'''
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|1
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Terror'''
 
|'''Terror'''
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|1
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Time'''
 
|'''Time'''
|[[wiktionary:big time|major]], the highest level of a field
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|major
 
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|[[wiktionary:small time|minor]], or modest, level of achievement
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|minor
|2
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Toothed Aspen'''
 
|'''Toothed Aspen'''
|A {{w|Populus grandidentata|tree}} native to North America
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|tree (bigtooth)
 
|
 
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|Another name for the same tree
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|tree
 
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|-
 
|-
 
|'''Wall of China'''
 
|'''Wall of China'''
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|1
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''White'''
 
|'''White'''
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|{{w|Dixeia|multiple species}} of {{w|Pieris rapae|butterflies}} are known as small whites
 
|{{w|Dixeia|multiple species}} of {{w|Pieris rapae|butterflies}} are known as small whites
|4
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Wonder'''
 
|'''Wonder'''
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|{{w|Little Wonder|"Little Wonder" is a song and single by David Bowie, from the 1997 album Earthling.}}
 
|{{w|Little Wonder|"Little Wonder" is a song and single by David Bowie, from the 1997 album Earthling.}}
 
|{{w|Small Wonder (TV series)|American sitcom}}
 
|{{w|Small Wonder (TV series)|American sitcom}}
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|-
 
|-
 
|'''World'''
 
|'''World'''
|Australian company {{w|BigWorld|BigWorld}} which develops development tools for MMOs; also {{w|Big_World|a 1986 live album by Joe Jackson}}.
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|?
|Reference to either {{w|Great World City|Great World City}} or {{w|Great World Amusement Park|Great World Amusement Park}}, a Chinese shopping mall or amusement park, respectively
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|?
 
|
 
|
|A {{w|Little World|2013 Catalan documentary film}}
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|?
|{{w|Small_World_(board_game)|Board game by Days of Wonder}}, {{w|It's a Small World|ride at Disney parks}}, type of {{w|Small-world_network|mathematical graph.}}
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|Ride at Disneyland
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|-
 
!Item  !! Big !! Great !! Large !! Little !! Small !! # Regions
 
 
|}
 
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<!-- Ordered clockwise, starting from Big. -->
 
<!-- Ordered clockwise, starting from Big. -->
 
[A Venn diagram with five sets titled 'Big', 'Little', 'Large', 'Small' and 'Great'. Various words which can be prefixed by these titles are shown in the relevant segment.]
 
  
 
:Big: Bang Theory, Enchilada, Board, Sur
 
:Big: Bang Theory, Enchilada, Board, Sur
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{{comic discussion}}
 
{{comic discussion}}
 
[[Category:Venn diagrams]]
 
[[Category:Language]]
 

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