American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of actual or full size; not reduced: a full-scale model.
- adj. Employing all resources; not limited or partial: a full-scale campaign against the use of nuclear power plants.
- adj. of a model or replica Of the same size, scale, or proportions as an original object.
- adj. Thorough; complete; not lacking in any detail.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. using all available resources; -- of actions.
- adj. using all available resources
“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.”
“They then react to minor issues as if there was a full-scale riot.”
“MUMBAI – Areva S.A. is "in the middle of full-scale discussions" to build nuclear power plants in India, said Arthur de Montalembert , chairman of its local unit, despite its U.S. rivals going slow on their Indian plans due to concerns over a nuclear liability law.”
“This touring exhibition presents his unusual full-scale oil sketches and studies, which are often credited with demonstrating an early avant-garde sensibility, due to his expressively broad and forceful brushwork.”
“He will deliver his first full-scale policy address Friday in Detroit, laying out the details of a proposal to create tax-deduction "empowerment zones" to spur hiring in the inner cities.”
“One reason Greek risk is so cheap is that investors are worried that Greece won't secure the next €8 billion $10.86 billion of aid, the country will slide into a full-scale default and the exchange won't go ahead.”
“A full-scale oil shale industry could increase that use by another 0.2 to 0.4 million acre feet.”
“His message to lawmakers considering full-scale privatization: "You will end up with a mortgage market that is smaller, less liquid and more expensive.”
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