large-scale

Anything described as large-scale is happening in a big way. A large-scale study of the benefits of dark chocolate would require many people and lots of time. And lots of chocolate. Yum.

Scale has to do with size, so anything large-scale is huge. A large-scale ad campaign goes all around the country — and maybe around the world. A large-scale military campaign is one that might attack on multiple fronts. Cartoon villains who want to take over the world commit large-scale crimes. A large-scale commercial farm is gigantic, cranking out tons of food. The opposite of large-scale is small-scale.

Definitions of large-scale
  1. adjective
    unusually large in scope
    “a large-scale attack on AIDS is needed”
    Synonyms:
    big, large
    above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
  2. adjective
    constructed or drawn to a big scale
    large-scale maps”
    Synonyms:
    big, large
    above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
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