[ foo l-skeyl ]
/ ˈfʊlˈskeɪl /


having the exact size or proportions of the original: a full-scale replica.
using all possible means, facilities, etc.; complete: The factory will commence full-scale operation next month.

Origin of full-scale

First recorded in 1930–35
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noun (modifier)

(of a plan, etc) of actual size; having the same dimensions as the original
done with thoroughness or urgency; using all resources; all-out
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