full-scale full-scale adj. using all available resources; -- of actions; as, a full-scale effort to find the perpetrator.

Syn: all-out. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • full-scale — full′ scale′ adj. 1) having the exact size or proportions of the original: a full scale replica[/ex] 2) using all possible means, facilities, etc.; complete: a full scale investigation[/ex] • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

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  • full-scale — adjective Date: 1933 1. identical to an original in proportion and size < full scale drawing > 2. a. involving full use of available resources < a full scale biography > < full scale war > b. total, complete < a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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