large-scale
large-scale large-scale adj. 1. large in area, scope or degree; as, a large-scale attack on AIDS is needed.

Syn: extensive, wide-ranging. [WordNet 1.5]

2. constructed or drawn to a big scale[4]; as, large-scale maps. See 3rd {scale}, n., sense 4. [WordNet 1.5]

3. widespread; applying to all or most members of a category or group.

Syn: mass. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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