: an increase according to a fixed ratio

Examples of scale-up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fat tissue in people with MHO seems to be adept at this scale-up. Christie Aschwanden, Scientific American, 25 June 2024 But the challenge is also not out of line with other scale-ups, like recent booms in the solar and wind industries. IEEE Spectrum, 5 June 2024 The road from startup to scale-up was fraught with risk, but the rewards were potentially astronomical. Eva Roytburg, Fortune, 4 June 2024 Don’t get sidetracked Dominic Monkhouse, founder of Monkhouse & Company, who coaches and mentors CEOs of scale-up tech businesses, says he is baffled by leaders pushing for rapid growth yet who insist on doing their own admin tasks. Barnaby Lashbrooke, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 Other nations have supported their startups, midsized scale-ups, and large corporations with grants for technology development, credit guarantees, low-interest loans for manufacturing expansion, and public equity investments that supplement those by private equity. James C. Robinson, STAT, 29 Mar. 2024 Estonia and Latvia are banding together to purchase German air defense equipment, while Poland’s new government is scrambling to find European sources for its massive military scale-up. Emily Rauhala, Washington Post, 24 Feb. 2024 Walking away, however, means that Sony still needs to either sell or scale-up its Indian TV business. Patrick Frater, Variety, 22 Jan. 2024 That massive scale-up is crucial for America to quit the fossil fuel addiction bringing more extreme floods, droughts, and heat waves to an alarmingly hotter world, his administration contends. Alfredo Sosa, The Christian Science Monitor, 17 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

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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 19 Jul. 2024.

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