: an increase according to a fixed ratio

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The financing is underpinning the company’s scale-up plans, Raja explains. David Prosser, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2023 Advertisement However, companies that are more scientific about adding talent—those employing a fractional to full-time model—will have fewer layoffs because much of their talent will be on demand with scale-up and scale-down capabilities. Anna Oakes, Quartz, 27 Mar. 2023 While global governments are relying on a rapid scale-up of the wind industry to hit climate goals, shrinking profit margins and soaring costs have cooled development. BostonGlobe.com, 23 Mar. 2023 The 15 teams, selected from over 1,100, had to demonstrate a viable approach along with scale-up plans and cost estimates. IEEE Spectrum, 28 May 2022 Because there are eight billion people in the world, scale-up and widespread collaboration across countries would be necessary to make enough vaccine. Hannah Docter-loeb, Scientific American, 2 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scale-up was in 1945

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“Scale-up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scale-up. Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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