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Definition of "full-scale" []

  • Of actual or full size; not reduced: a full-scale model. (adjective)
  • Employing all resources; not limited or partial: a full-scale campaign against the use of nuclear power plants. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "full-scale" in a sentence
  • "Lately, the reports have focused on the what a Salon contributor called a "full-scale revolt" on the part of British and American counseling associations, who fear expanded diagnoses will lead to overmedication."
  • "By this time we were well into an election year, with Ronald Reagan beginning to close in on the Republican nomination and Ted Kennedy launching a full-scale challenge for the Democratic nomination."
  • "We must employ a moderate form of tactics, but in order to, we must focus our attention in Afghanistan and fight a full-scale conflict, not only maintaining a small-scale conflict."