Definition of large-scale adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌlɑːdʒ ˈskeɪl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌlɑːrdʒ ˈskeɪl//
    [usually before noun]
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  1. 1involving many people or things, especially over a wide area large-scale development the large-scale employment of women
  2. 2(of a map, model, etc.) drawn or made to a scale that shows a small area of land or a building in great detail opposite small-scale
  3. Extra examples Large areas of the forest will be cleared for ranching as part of a large-scale development plan. The proposals include large-scale investment in agriculture and industry. These measures would facilitate the development of large-scale business enterprises.
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