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What is the meaning of the underlined part
Neither Modi nor Mamata had demanded this. This is truly a biggie in constitutional terms because it requires cooperation between the States and the Centre on a hitherto unforeseen and unprecedented scale.
Thank you.
  • JulianStuart

    Senior Member
    English (UK then US)
    From the 3rd definition in the WRF dictionary (line 8)
    scale, n
    a relative degree or extent: he entertained on a grand scale
    ...on an unprecedented scale.
    To an extent never seen before, i.e., for which there was no precedent.
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