[ adjective ] unusually large in scope
"a large-scale attack on AIDS is needed"
Used in print(Statements 87th Congress, 1st Session. Appropriations,...)
In_view_of the increasing shortage of usable surface and ground_water in many parts of the Nation and the importance of finding new sources of supply to meet its present and future water needs , it is the policy of the Congress to provide_for the development of practicable low-cost means for the large-scale production of water of a quality suitable for municipal , industrial , agricultural , and other beneficial consumptive uses from saline water , and for studies and research related thereto .(Harold Searles, "Schizophrenic Communication,"...)
Recently , for_example , a paranoid woman 's large-scale philosophizing , in the session , about the intrusive curiosity which has become , in her opinion , a deplorable characteristic of mid twentieth century human culture , developed itself , before the end of the session , into a suspicion that I was surreptitiously peeking at her partially exposed breast , as indeed I was .
[ adjective ] constructed or drawn to a big scale