Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Large in scope or extent.
  • adjective Drawn or made large to show detail.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective large in area, scope or degree.
  • adjective constructed or drawn to a big scale{4}. See 3rd scale, n., sense 4.
  • adjective widespread; applying to all or most members of a category or group.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Large in amount, scope or extent.
  • adjective of a map or image Drawn large so as to show detail.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective unusually large in scope
  • adjective constructed or drawn to a big scale

Etymologies

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large + scale

Examples

  • “large-scale integrated circuits” in the late 1950s and only recently to “very large-scale integrated circuits”.

    Chapter 5

  • West Midlands Police said they were investigating why the crowd had gathered in what they called a "large-scale disorder".

    BBC News - Home

  • West Midlands Police said they were investigating why the crowd had gathered in what they called a "large-scale disorder".

    BBC News - Home

  • The artist is referring to her large-scale paper constructions, which are replicas of modern structures.

    MutualArt: The Art of Deconstruction: Building from Paper

  • "We don't think the Fed will need to deliver further quantitative easing during 2012," he said, referring to large-scale asset purchases.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • Malcolm Gladwell is getting a lot of attention this week for an article in The New Yorker in which he says that in the eulogies that followed Jobs's death, last month, he was repeatedly referred to as a large-scale visionary and inventor.

    Forbes.com: News

  • Naperville police are working with local, state and federal authorities to investigate the so-called Felony Lane Gang, described as a "large-scale, organized vehicle burglary crew" that has operated in as many as seven states.

    News - chicagotribune.com

  • That package is now coming to an end, and Flaherty dismissed the idea of large-scale renewed spending as a panacea.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Naperville police are working with local, state and federal authorities to investigate the so-called Felony Lane Gang, described as a "large-scale, organized vehicle burglary crew" that has operated in as many as seven states.

    News - chicagotribune.com

  • Naperville police are working with local, state and federal authorities to investigate the so-called Felony Lane Gang, described as a "large-scale, organized vehicle burglary crew" that has operated in as many as seven states.

    News - chicagotribune.com

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