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also smid·geon or smid·gin  (smĭj′ən)
A very small quantity or portion; a bit or mite: "a smidgen of genius, a sliver of cutting truth" (John Simon).

[Probably alteration of dialectal smitch, particle, perhaps ultimately from Middle English smite, perhaps from past participle of smiten, to smite; see smite.]
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(ˈsmɪdʒən) ,




informal a very small amount or part
[C20: of obscure origin]
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or smid•gin or smid•geon

(ˈsmɪdʒ ən)

a very small amount.
[1835–45; orig. uncertain]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.smidgen - a tiny or scarcely detectable amountsmidgen - a tiny or scarcely detectable amount
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
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also smidgeon or smidgin

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smidgin [ˈsmɪdʒən] N a smidgen ofun poquito de, un poquitín de
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smidgeon, smidgin [ˈsmɪdʒən] n
a smidgen → un peu
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, smidgin
n (inf) just a smidgen for mefür mich nur ein (→ klitzekleines (inf)) → bisschen
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Wholesale inventories posted a 0.1% June rise that exceeded the flat figure in the advance report, but the May gain was revised down to 0.3% from 0.4% to leave that figure a smidgen below assumptions as well.
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Kina Wileke, head of external corporate communication at Volvo Group, commented: "The film is the result of a good idea, good teamwork and just a smidgen of creative craziness.
They have engaged the services of one of L.A.'s most successful real estate agents to surreptitiously shop it around, with an asking price just a smidgen shy of $20 million.
Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 retreated a smidgen to 5,369.60 and New Zealand also declined.
So let's say that's PS508,000 per aircraft in total, just a smidgen over PS1m per mission.