Definition of full-scale in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfo͝ol ˈˌskāl/


1Of the same size as the thing represented: a huge tank containing two full-scale pirate ships
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  • Their plans, plus one full-scale model, are on display in the Archie Key gallery space.
  • The design center is capable of doing everything from initial sketches to full-scale clay models.
  • This could then be worked up into a yet larger, full-scale model in plaster.
1.1Unrestricted in size, extent, or intensity; complete and thorough: a full-scale invasion of the mainland
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  • Of course, one can be committed to regime change without launching a full-scale invasion of a country.
  • Weeks of carpet bombing, a full-scale invasion and years propping up a successor regime would be required, he said.
  • A penalty winner from Barry Robson, a full-scale pitch invasion and then a red card for the aforementioned scorer.

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