See also: scaleup

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scale up (third-person singular simple present scales up, present participle scaling up, simple past and past participle scaled up)

  1. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see scale,‎ up.
    Antonym: scale down
    Hypernym: rescale
  2. To increase the size of something whilst maintaining proportion.
    Antonyms: scale down, shrink
    Hypernym: rescale
    Near-synonym: magnify
  3. To change a process in order to allow for greater quantities.
    Antonyms: cut back, scale down
    Hypernym: rescale
    Near-synonyms: expand, grow
    • 2019, Li Huang, James Lambert, “Another Arrow for the Quiver: A New Methodology for Multilingual Researchers”, in Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, →DOI, page 12:
      Transects can be taken in localised settings and compared to local visual environments, as in this pilot study. But the technique can be scaled up to larger situations by taking multiple transects from multiple locales and combining the data.

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