Associations to the word «Scale»

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SCALE, noun. (obsolete) A ladder; a series of steps; a means of ascending.
SCALE, noun. An ordered numerical sequence used for measurement.
SCALE, noun. Size; scope.
SCALE, noun. The ratio of depicted distance to actual distance.
SCALE, noun. A line or bar associated with a drawing, used to indicate measurement when the image has been magnified or reduced
SCALE, noun. A means of assigning a magnitude.
SCALE, noun. (music) A series of notes spanning an octave, tritave, or pseudo-octave, used to make melodies.
SCALE, noun. A mathematical base for a numeral system.
SCALE, noun. Gradation; succession of ascending and descending steps and degrees; progressive series; scheme of comparative rank or order.
SCALE, verb. (transitive) To change the size of something whilst maintaining proportion; especially to change a process in order to produce much larger amounts of the final product.
SCALE, verb. (transitive) To climb to the top of.
SCALE, verb. (intransitive) (computing) To tolerate significant increases in throughput or other potentially limiting factors.
SCALE, verb. (transitive) To weigh, measure or grade according to a scale or system.
SCALE, noun. Part of an overlapping arrangement of many small, flat and hard pieces of keratin covering the skin of an animal, particularly a fish or reptile.
SCALE, noun. A small piece of pigmented chitin, many of which coat the wings of a butterfly or moth to give them their color.
SCALE, noun. A flake of skin of an animal afflicted with dermatitis.
SCALE, noun. A pine nut of a pinecone.
SCALE, noun. The flaky material sloughed off heated metal.
SCALE, noun. Scale mail (as opposed to chain mail).
SCALE, noun. Limescale
SCALE, noun. A scale insect
SCALE, noun. The thin metallic side plate of the handle of a pocketknife.
SCALE, verb. (transitive) To remove the scales of.
SCALE, verb. (intransitive) To become scaly; to produce or develop scales.
SCALE, verb. (transitive) To strip or clear of scale; to descale.
SCALE, verb. (transitive) To take off in thin layers or scales, as tartar from the teeth; to pare off, as a surface.
SCALE, verb. (intransitive) To separate and come off in thin layers or laminae.
SCALE, verb. (UK) (Scotland) (dialect) To scatter; to spread.
SCALE, verb. (transitive) To clean, as the inside of a cannon, by the explosion of a small quantity of powder.
SCALE, noun. A device to measure mass or weight.
SCALE, noun. Either of the pans, trays, or dishes of a balance or scales.
SCALE BACK, verb. To make a reduction in the amount, extent, etc. of something.
SCALE BAR, noun. A graphical representation (rather like a ruler), on a map, that represents its scale
SCALE CUBE, noun. (geology) (photography) A reference cube of standard, unitary size, normally one centimetre long, or one inch long for older American versions, placed beside a rock or meteorite sample to show scale and orientation during photography. Four sides of the cube are marked N, S, E, and W, respectively, to indicate the cardinal points of the compass, and the other two sides are marked T and B, for top and bottom.
SCALE CUBES, noun. Plural of scale cube
SCALE DEGREE, noun. (music) a number given to each note of a scale
SCALE DEGREES, noun. Plural of scale degree
SCALE DOWN, verb. To reduce the size of something whilst maintaining proportion
SCALE DOWN, verb. To reduce the cost of a process, or the amount spent on something
SCALE HEIGHT, noun. (sciences) The distance over which a quantity changes by a factor of e (the base of natural logarithms)
SCALE INSECT, noun. Any of the small parasitic insects of the superfamily Coccoidea, that live on plants and sap nutrients from them.
SCALE INSECTS, noun. Plural of scale insect
SCALE INVARIANCE, noun. (physics) (mathematics) a feature of objects or laws that do not change if length scales (or energy scales) are multiplied by a common factor.
SCALE MAIL, noun. A kind of mail (armour for the torso) made of overlapping metal plates, resembling the scales of a fish.
SCALE MAILS, noun. Plural of scale mail
SCALE MODEL, noun. A three-dimensional copy or representation of something in which all parts have dimensions in the same proportion to that of the original.
SCALE MODELS, noun. Plural of scale model
SCALE OFF, verb. To peel off
SCALE OUT, verb. (computing) To scale up (a system) by adding more servers or nodes.
SCALE RULER, noun. A ruler marked with a range of calibrated scales (ratios) for drawing and measuring from reduced scale drawings, such as blueprints and floor plans.
SCALE TREE, noun. Any tree of the extinct genus Lepidodendron.
SCALE UP, verb. To increase the size of something whilst maintaining proportion
SCALE UP, verb. To change a process in order to allow for greater quantities

Dictionary definition

SCALE, noun. An ordered reference standard; "judging on a scale of 1 to 10".
SCALE, noun. Relative magnitude; "they entertained on a grand scale".
SCALE, noun. The ratio between the size of something and a representation of it; "the scale of the map"; "the scale of the model".
SCALE, noun. A specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin.
SCALE, noun. A thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin.
SCALE, noun. (music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave).
SCALE, noun. A measuring instrument for weighing; shows amount of mass.
SCALE, noun. An indicator having a graduated sequence of marks.
SCALE, noun. A metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners).
SCALE, noun. A flattened rigid plate forming part of the body covering of many animals.
SCALE, verb. Measure by or as if by a scale; "This bike scales only 25 pounds".
SCALE, verb. Pattern, make, regulate, set, measure, or estimate according to some rate or standard.
SCALE, verb. Take by attacking with scaling ladders; "The troops scaled the walls of the fort".
SCALE, verb. Reach the highest point of; "We scaled the Mont Blanc".
SCALE, verb. Climb up by means of a ladder.
SCALE, verb. Remove the scales from; "scale fish".
SCALE, verb. Measure with or as if with scales; "scale the gold".
SCALE, verb. Size or measure according to a scale; "This model must be scaled down".

Wise words

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