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General words used to describe size - synonyms or related words

by

adverb

used for giving the size of an area, object, or space by stating its length, width, height etc

disproportionate

adjective

if something is disproportionate, it is bigger or smaller than it should be in comparison to something else

double

adjective

large enough for two people or things

full-size

adjective

a full-size object is the normal size for that object, not smaller

isometric

adjective

formal

equal in size or measurement

life-size

adjective

a life-size picture, model etc of something is the same size as the real thing

so

adverb

spoken

used when describing something and using your hands to show its size

that

adverb

spoken

used when you use your hands to show how big something is or how much of it there is

this

adverb

spoken

used when you use your hands to show how big something is or how much of it there is

three-quarter

adjective

used for describing something that is three-quarters of the normal length or size of something

disproportionately

adverb

to scale

with all the parts the right size in relation to each other

nanodegree

a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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