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[foo l-skeyl] /ˈfʊlˈskeɪl/
having the exact size or proportions of the original:
a full-scale replica.
using all possible means, facilities, etc.; complete:
The factory will commence full-scale operation next month.
Origin of full-scale
1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It had, as yet, no blueprint for a full-scale college administration.
  • War was a way of life with these people, and it was seldom full-scale.
  • Raids and killings poisoned chances for a peaceful resolution, and full-scale war soon flared.
  • Wildlife experts and outraged volunteers launch a full-scale investigation, setting up night patrols to find the killer.
  • It's not even clear how this full-scale aquaculture was meant to work.
  • Day by day, a full-scale banking and currency crisis is becoming more likely.
  • The fanciful romance is only one part of a gratifyingly full-scale production.
  • So far that cycle's consisted of a steady stream of internal tweaks, with every other year including a full-scale overhaul.
  • If the trials are successful, they could open the way for full-scale development of the air-breathing rocket engine.
  • Our best bet is a responsible attempt to restrain it, but not a full-scale attempt to stop it.
British Dictionary definitions for full-scale


noun (modifier)
(of a plan, etc) of actual size; having the same dimensions as the original
done with thoroughness or urgency; using all resources; all-out
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