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[lahrj-skeyl] /ˈlɑrdʒˈskeɪl/
very extensive or encompassing; of great scope:
a large-scale business plan.
made to a large scale:
a large-scale map.
Origin of large-scale
First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • One is a Cuban, who, from your description, seems to be a large-scale crook.

    Plotting in Pirate Seas Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • The prevention of large-scale dislocations of endemic populations?

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin
  • Everything was large-scale but modern to the last tick of the clock.

  • To combat the destructive effects of recurrent droughts, a large-scale program of irrigation was undertaken by the government.

    Area Handbook for Romania

    Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • Everything fitted in with my mental picture of the large-scale map.

    The Escaping Club A. J. Evans
British Dictionary definitions for large-scale


wide-ranging or extensive
(of maps and models) constructed or drawn to a big scale
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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