large-scale

large-scale
large-scale ˈlarge-scale adjective [only before a noun]
1. using or involving a lot of people, effort, money, or supplies:

• The government hopes to attract large-scale foreign investment.

• Large-scale changes to the organizational structure of the company are needed.

— large-scale adverb :

• We will have to test the new pesticide large-scale.

2. large-scale production MANUFACTURING producing goods in large quantities:

• Large-scale oil production did not begin in Saudi Arabia until after World War II.

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large-scale UK US /ˌlɑːdʒˈskeɪl/ adjective [before noun]
involving a lot of people, things, or activity, or happening over a large area: »

They have announced large-scale changes in the organization.

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After the development phase, the company hopes to move into large-scale production fairly soon.

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large-scale redundancies/job cuts/layoffs

Compare SMALL-SCALE(Cf. ↑small-scale)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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