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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb scale:
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Definition of the noun scale
What does scale mean as a name of something?
Scale is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.
noun - plural: scales
- an ordered reference standard
- example: judging on a scale of 1 to 10
- lexical domain: Relations - nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas
- synonyms of scale: graduated table / ordered series / scale of measurement
- more generic words: criterion / measure / standard / touchstone = a basis for comparison
- more specific terms:
- Beaufort scale / wind scale = an international scale of wind force from 0 (calm air) to 12
- index = a numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number
- logarithmic scale = scale on which actual distances from the origin are proportional to the logarithms of the corresponding scale numbers
- Mercalli scale = a scale formerly used to describe the magnitude of an earthquake
- Mohs scale = a scale of hardness of solids; talc is 0 and diamond is 10
- Richter scale = a logarithmic scale of 1 to 10 formerly used to express the magnitude of an earthquake on the basis of the size of seismograph oscillations
- moment magnitude scale = a logarithmic scale of 1 to 10 (a successor to the Richter scale) that enables seismologists to compare the energy released by different earthquakes on the basis of the area of the geological fault that ruptured in the quake
- temperature scale = a system of measuring temperature
- wage schedule / wage scale = a schedule of wages paid for different jobs
- relative magnitude
- the ratio between the size of something and a representation of it
- a specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin
- a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin
- lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
- synonyms of scale: exfoliation / scurf
- more generic words: bit / chip / flake / fleck / scrap = a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
- more specific words:
- (music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave)
- domain: music
- lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
- synonym of scale: musical scale
- more generic term: musical notation = notation used by musicians
- more specific terms:
- member: musical note / note / tone = a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound
- a measuring instrument for weighing; shows amount of mass
- lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
- synonym of scale: weighing machine
- more generic terms: measuring device / measuring instrument / measuring system = instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
- more specific words:
- an indicator having a graduated sequence of marks
- a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)
- lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
- synonyms of scale: plate / shell
- more generic word: shield = a protective covering or structure
- more specific terms:
- armor plating / armour plate / plate armour / armor plate / plate armor = specially hardened steel plate used to protect fortifications or vehicles from enemy fire
- horseshoe / shoe = U-shaped plate nailed to underside of horse's hoof
- shell plating = the plates covering the frame of a steel ship and corresponding to the planking of a wooden ship
- a flattened rigid plate forming part of the body covering of many animals
Alternative definition of the noun scale
- An ordered numerical sequence used for measurement.
- Size; scope.
- The ratio of depicted distance to actual distance.
- A line or bar associated with a drawing, used to indicate measurement when the image has been magnified or reduced
- A means of assigning a magnitude.
- [music] A series of notes spanning an octave, tritave, or pseudo-octave, used to make melodies.
- 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.
- A small piece of pigmented chitin, many of which coat the wings of a butterfly or moth to give them their color.
- A flake of skin of an animal afflicted with dermatitis.
- A pine nut of a pinecone.
- The flaky material sloughed off heated metal.
- Scale mail (as opposed to chain mail).
- See Limescale.
- A device to measure mass or weight.
- Either of the pans, trays, or dishes of a balance or scales.
Specialised definition of the noun scale
Glossary of sports
in several artistic sport disciplines, a movement skill, where the body (or major parts of the body) are balanced horizontally by means of hanging, standing or supporting oneself. Examples are the scale in ice and roller skating (body and free leg form a horizontal line; if a turn around the longitudinal axis is performed, it is called a scale pirouette; in the pairs it can be performed in the dance position, head to head, or head to foot (dragonfly)), in sport acrobatics (horizontal balancing by means of hanging or supporting oneself), and in gymnastics (a balance element, where the body is held horizontally, e.g. as knee, support, standing or hanging scale). (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)
Definition of the verb scale
What does scale mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: scaled | scaling | scales
- measure by or as if by a scale
- pattern, make, regulate, set, measure, or estimate according to some rate or standard
- take by attacking with scaling ladders
- reach the highest point of
- climb up by means of a ladder
- remove the scales from
- example: scale fish
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being] [Verb] [Source] The cook boned the fish
Verbs of Removing (with the same syntax): bark, beard, bone, burl, core, gill, gut, head, hull, husk, lint, louse, milk, peel, pinion, pip, pit, pith, pod, poll, pulp, rind, scalp, seed, shell, shuck, skin, snail, stalk, stem, stone, string, tail, tassel, vein, weed, wind, worm, zest.
- lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
- synonym of scale: descale
- more generic terms: remove / take / take away / withdraw = remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
- measure with or as if with scales
- size or measure according to a scale
Alternative definition of the verb scale
- [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.
- [transitive] To climb to the top of.
- [intransitive] (computing) To tolerate significant increases in throughput or other potentially limiting factors.
- [transitive] To remove the scales of.
- [intransitive] To become scaly; to produce or develop scales.
- "Scale" is an album by Matthew Herbert, released May 29, 2006. According to the liner notes, 613 objects were used to create the album. These include traditional instruments, such as violins and guitars, as well as other objects, such as breakfast cereal, gas pumps and coffins.
- "Scale" is a composition, cataloged instance.
- "Scale" is a musical album of Drongomala.
- released in (9 years ago)
- "Scale" is a composition.
"Scale" is a collection of poems written by Ojārs Vācietis in 1976.
- also known as Gamma
- "Scale" a.k.a. "L'escale": L'escale is a 2014 short drama film written by Yannick Nolin and Steve Gagnon and directed by Yannick Nolin and Carlos Gerardo García.
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- "Scale": Ours is a time of illicit war, unchecked corporate greed, and a presidential regime that supports such indecencies. This is the Bush Agenda, and the conditions for ending it have altered due to the incomprehensible scale of this unparalleled military-corporate-government-media behemoth.
- genres: Political drama, War film
- released in (8 years ago)
- The scale of a map is the ratio of a distance on the map to the corresponding distance on the ground. This simple concept is complicated by the curvature of the Earth's surface, which forces scale to vary across a map. Because of this variation, the concept of scale becomes meaningful in two distinct ways. The first way is the ratio of the size of the generating globe to the size of the Earth. The generating globe is a conceptual model to which the Earth is shrunk and from which the map is projected.
- Scale: In most biological nomenclature, a scale is a small rigid plate that grows out of an animal's skin to provide protection. In lepidopteran species, scales are plates on the surface of the insect wing, and provide coloration. Scales are quite common and have evolved multiple times with varying structure and function.
- also known as Φολίδα, 鳞
- Scale: In the social sciences, scaling is the process of measuring or ordering entities with respect to quantitative attributes or traits. For example, a scaling technique might involve estimating individuals' levels of extraversion, or the perceived quality of products. Certain methods of scaling permit estimation of magnitudes on a continuum, while other methods provide only for relative ordering of the entities.
- Scale: In physics, geography, astronomy, meteorology, statistics, and other sciences, the term scale or spatial scale is used for describing or classifying with large approximation the extent or size of a length, distance, or area studied or described. For instance, in physics an object or phenomenon can be called microscopic if too small to be visible. In climatology, a micro-climate is a climate which might occur in a mountain, valley, or near a lake shore, whereas in statistics a megatrend is a political, social, economical, environmental, or technological trend which involves the whole planet or is supposed to last a very large amount of time.
- also known as Scala, Skaala, 標度, Räumlicher Maßstab
- Scale: In the mathematical discipline of descriptive set theory, a scale is a certain kind of object defined on a set of points in some Polish space. Scales were originally isolated as a concept in the theory of uniformization, but have found wide applicability in descriptive set theory, with applications such as establishing bounds on the possible lengths of wellorderings of a given complexity, and showing that there are largest countable sets of certain complexities.
- also known as Scale property
- Scale a.k.a. Manhattan Scale: A high-performing, affordable and low-risk supply chain management and execution solution built on the Microsoft .
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Phrases with Scale
Phrases starting with the word Scale:
Phrases ending with the word Scale:
- ph scale
- to scale
- Pit Scale
- beam scale
- brix scale
- fern scale
- fish scale
- Long Scale
- mohs scale
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Printed books with definitions for Scale
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Cyber-Risk Management (2015)
by Atle Refsdal, Bjørnar Solhaug, Ketil Stolen
An ordinal scale is a nominal scale whose categories or values are ordered. We may...
A difference scale is an ordinal scale such that equality of difference at the level of values implies that the corresponding phenomena are equally distinct.
The Life of the Cosmos (1999)
by Lee Smolin
a phase transition, the fundamental scale is the scale of atomic physics; the larger scale is the everyday macroscopic world in which we can see, with our own eyes, the material melting or boiling. In the case of the laws of elementary particle ...
by Jingxiong Zhang, Peter Atkinson, Michael F. Goodchild
Scale is an essential dimension in geospatial research and applications, transcending various facets of spatial information and analysis...
by Daniel Montello, Paul Sutton
Phenomenon scale refers to the size at which human or physical earth structures or processes actually exist, regardless of how they are studied or represented. A lake is larger than a pond (in the English language anyway), and a city is larger ...
Measuring Variations by Federica Russo
A categorical or nominal scale means that there is no intrinsic ordering among the categories; examples include religion (Catholic, Muslim, Jewish, ...), marital status (single, married, divorced, widowed, ...), and gender (male, female).
by Frank J. Ayd
Abbreviations and Acronyms Abbreviations and Acronyms ACNP American College of Neuropsychopharmacology ACTH adrenocorticotropin hormone AIDS autoimmune deficiency syndrome AIMS Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale ALT ...
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in Seoul, South Korea shot with Leica M10 and Summicron 50mm
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- Citrus: Scale
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- Cycad scale
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- Post Scale
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- Toledo Scale
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- Bathroom scale
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Video language resources about Scale
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- GJD 025 Orient & Scale Definition
This video shows how the GJD3D Orient & Scale definition for Grasshopper works. Join us at...
- 14. Scale Sequence (Groups of Four) - Explanation
Scale sequences are a great way to improve your scale knowledge. technique, and musicality, all at the same time! There are several ways to do this, and ...
- Scale Meaning
Video shows what scale means. A ladder; a series of steps; a means of ascending.. An ordered numerical sequence used for measurement.. Size; scope.. scale ...
- 5 POINT SCALE EXPLANATION
- Scale Explanation Video
- Kelvin scale Meaning
Video shows what Kelvin scale means. A scale for measuring temperature, with zero defined as absolute zero, with kelvins as the units (equivalent to degrees ...
- 13. More Scale Sequences - Explanation
Scale sequences are great when it comes to developing dexterity and coordination. They also improve your ear by breaking up the scale into more melodic ...
- Dimensions (2 of 3: A More Flexible Definition - Scale Factor)
- Shepard scale Meaning
Video shows what Shepard scale means. A series of Shepard tones constructed to give the illusion of a continuously rising (or falling) series of notes.. Shepard ...
- Value scale explanation
- 18. Speed Picking Scale Run - Explanation
In this video you will apply the speed of the previous one to a more complex pattern involving all strings. Pay close attention to picking direction and go for a ...
- Small Scale Integration Meaning
Video shows what Small Scale Integration means. an integration type for digital circuits that contain transistors numbering in the tens providing a few logic gates ...
- Wind scale Meaning
Video shows what wind scale means. A measurement scale for wind speed.. Wind scale Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary. How to say ...
- Proficiency Scale Explanation
- Antoniadi scale Meaning
Video shows what Antoniadi scale means. a scale of seeing conditions used by amateur astronomers.. Antoniadi scale Meaning. How to pronounce, definition ...
- Rossetti infant and toddler language scale
- Piano Companion 1.0 for Android is a flexible chord/scale dictionary with reverse mode
Piano Companion is a flexible chord/scale dictionary with user libraries and reverse mode. Piano Companion allows you to find a chord or scale by its name.
- Guitar Scale Dictionary
Bill Bay describes Guitar Scale Dictionary. Catalog number MB94756DP, the pocket size is MB98696. Available at...
- Aphasia Language Performance Scale
About the Aphasia Language Performance scale. By Syd, Felicity, John and Carolanne.
- Large Scale Heron's Fountain Description
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- N scale Description of Layout build
- Deaf Acculturation Scale - Language Competence - Instructions
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- Rossetti Infant-Toddler Language Scale
An example of the Rossetti Infant-Toddler Language Scale.
- Gemini Jets 1:400 Scale Airport Description/Review
A video showing a description & review of the Gemini Jets 1:400 Scale Airport Gemini Jets Website...
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- The Language of Pain: Understanding the Pain Scale
- Small Scale Heron's Fountain Description
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Quotes about Scale
I soon realised that what had happened on a small scale cannot necessarily be repeated on a larger scale. The stones were so big that the amount of heat required was prohibitively expensive and wasteful. (Andy Goldsworthy)
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Scrabble value of S1C3A1L1E1
The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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