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.


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

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Example sentences
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.
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