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lesser

US [ˈlesər]
UK [ˈlesə(r)]
  • adj.较小的;较少的;次要的;(用于比同类小的动植物名称)小
  • Web更少的;更小的;比较少
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adj.
1.
较小的;较少的;次要的not as great in size, amount or importance as sth/sb else
people of lesser importance
次要人物
They were all involved to a greater or lesser degree(= some were more involved than others) .
他们或多或少都受到了牵连。
The law was designed to protect wives, and, to a lesser extent, children.
这条法律是为了保护妻子,其次是保护子女。
He was encouraged to plead guilty to the lesser offence.
有人怂恿他供认犯了那个较轻的罪行。
2.
(用于比同类小的动植物名称)小used in the names of some types of animals, birds and plants which are smaller than similar kinds

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