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large-scale definition


This page has two definitions of large-scale in English. Large-scale is an adjective. Also define these 5 related words and terms: amount, scope, extent, drawn, and detail.

See also: largescale and large scale


Alternative forms


large + scale


large-scale (comparative more large-scale, superlative most large-scale)

  1. Large in amount, scope or extent.
    • 1961 February, Cecil J. Allen, “Locomotive Running Past and Present”, in Trains Illustrated, page 86:
      Moreover, in view of the lamentable present indecision of the Government in regard to electrification, the large-scale building of diesel power may prove to have been a farseeing move after all.
    • 1964 March, “Timetable confusion”, in Modern Railways, page 145:
      The production of railway timetables is a large-scale and expensive operation.
  2. (of a map or image) Drawn large so as to show detail.
    • Detail definition
      Something small enough to escape casual notice. (1 of 9 detail definitions)


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