Definition of full-scale in English:



  • 1Of the same size as the thing represented.

    ‘a full-scale model of the Golden Hind’
    • ‘Phoenix Mars Mission Principal Investigator Peter Smith will unveil a full-scale Mars lander this Friday at a VIP celebration at the Phoenix Mars Mission Science Operations Center in Tucson.’
    • ‘Cut your wood to size and trace the full-scale pattern right on to your wood.’
    • ‘But now, scientists at Cambridge University have been able to display the full-scale map on a flat-panel screen, scrolling the map as necessary to cover the territory.’
    • ‘Tourists were invited to have a go at a full-scale working example of a Roman water machine, which went on show at the Museum of London yesterday.’
    • ‘Changes from the small model were made as the problems of working full-scale developed.’
    • ‘Their plans, plus one full-scale model, are on display in the Archie Key gallery space.’
    • ‘This could then be worked up into a yet larger, full-scale model in plaster.’
    • ‘He is now developing a full-scale prototype but stressed the design was quite different from that used in the Aquada.’
    • ‘The design center is capable of doing everything from initial sketches to full-scale clay models.’
    • ‘Thus, the solution permits the construction of a full-scale machine on the basis of a working model.’
    full-size, unreduced, actual size
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    1. 1.1 Unrestricted in size, extent, or intensity; complete and thorough.
      ‘a full-scale invasion of the mainland’
      • ‘Many countries have small model treatment programs, but not full-scale national plans.’
      • ‘The Diaspora is abuzz: it's a full-scale Bollywood invasion of the United Kingdom!’
      • ‘The full-scale test control and data acquisition system is one of the most advanced available anywhere in the world.’
      • ‘Of course, one can be committed to regime change without launching a full-scale invasion of a country.’
      • ‘A penalty winner from Barry Robson, a full-scale pitch invasion and then a red card for the aforementioned scorer.’
      • ‘Experiments which would take weeks with a full-scale glider could be completed in hours on the Wright balance.’
      • ‘It was his eventual invasion of Poland in 1939 that brought upon the full-scale war.’
      • ‘Loosing patience with Denmark, Charles launched a full-scale invasion in August 1658.’
      • ‘So it's not yet full-scale Romanov worship, complete with icons in front of these new tombs.’
      • ‘This morning I'd allowed my gazing into space to modulate into a full-scale reverie, and I'd lost track completely.’
      • ‘Weeks of carpet bombing, a full-scale invasion and years propping up a successor regime would be required, he said.’
      • ‘It is seen as a back-door route to full-scale privatization and is a major municipal issue.’
      • ‘It is neither a full-scale biography nor a comprehensive history of the Korean War.’
      • ‘With their failure, the stage was set for a full-scale invasion by the Roman army from Syria.’
      • ‘If a full-scale invasion was to take place, the Romans would need far more men in their invasion force.’
      • ‘The facility, he said, will be the Hanover capital's first full-scale funeral home complex.’
      • ‘After six years of design and development, the build of the first full-scale Pelamis Wave Energy Converter has been completed.’
      • ‘That is why the process of treaty settlements needs a full-scale, independent, and comprehensive review.’
      • ‘Perhaps not an outright invasion, and almost certainly no full-scale occupation.’
      • ‘With the sustained and steady economic growth in China, China's urbanization has stepped into the stage of full-scale acceleration, said Chinese Vice Minister of Construction Qiu Baoxing Tuesday.’
      • ‘According to The Guardian, a full-scale invasion of Afghanistan is in preparation.’
      • ‘What is problematic in the views of market socialists is that they regard this state of affairs as intrinsically preferable to full-scale planning.’
      • ‘According to Eastwood, President Reagan promised a full-scale invasion if any were found.’
      thorough, comprehensive, extensive, exhaustive, complete, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, all-embracing, thoroughgoing, wide-ranging, sweeping, major, in-depth, profound, far-reaching
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