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scales, plural;
  1. Climb up or over (something high and steep)
    • - thieves scaled an 8-foot fence
  2. Represent in proportional dimensions; reduce or increase in size according to a common scale
    • - scaled plans of the house
  3. (of a quantity or property) Be variable according to a particular scale

  4. Estimate the amount of timber that will be produced from (a log or uncut tree)

  1. A graduated range of values forming a standard system for measuring or grading something
    • - company employees have hit the top of their pay scales
    • - two men at opposite ends of the social scale
  2. A series of marks at regular intervals in a line used in measuring something
    • - the mean delivery time is plotted against a scale on the right
  3. A device having such a series of marks
    • - she read the exact distance off a scale
  4. A rule determining the distances between such marks
    • - the vertical axis is given on a logarithmic scale
  5. The relative size or extent of something
    • - no one foresaw the scale of the disaster
    • - everything in the house is on a grand scale
  6. A ratio of size in a map, model, drawing, or plan
    • - a one-fifth scale model of a seven-story building
    • - an Ordnance Survey map on a scale of 1:2500
  7. A system of numerical notation in which the value of a digit depends upon its position in the number, successive positions representing successive powers of a fixed base
    • - the conversion of the number to the binary scale
  8. The range of exposures over which a photographic material will give an acceptable variation in density

  9. An arrangement of the notes in any system of music in ascending or descending order of pitch
    • - the scale of C major

  1. measure by or as if by a scale; "This bike scales only 25 pounds"
  2. an ordered reference standard; "judging on a scale of 1 to 10"
  3. pattern, make, regulate, set, measure, or estimate according to some rate or standard
  4. relative magnitude; "they entertained on a grand scale"
  5. the ratio between the size of something and a representation of it; "the scale of the map"; "the scale of the model"
  6. take by attacking with scaling ladders; "The troops scaled the walls of the fort"
  7. The Southern California Linux Expo is an annual Linux, Open-Source, and Free Software conference held in Los Angeles, CA. This is one of three community run open-source events in the United States.
  8. 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 and other objects such as breakfast cereal, gas pumps and coffins.
  9. The scale insects are small insects of the order Hemiptera, generally classified as the superfamily Coccoidea. There are about 8,000 species of scale insects.
  10. In telecommunications and software engineering, scalability is a desirable property of a system, a network, or a process, which indicates its ability to either handle growing amounts of work in a graceful manner or to be readily enlarged. ...
  11. There are many conditions of or affecting the human integumentary system—the organ system that comprises the entire surface of the body and includes skin, hair, nails, and related muscle and glands.
  12. 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 (for example, a scale might be defined on a set of real numbers). ...
  13. 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; A series of notes spanning an ...
  14. (scales) A device for weighing goods for sale
  15. (scales) dead skin cells that look like flakes or dry skin.
  16. Scales are tiny overlapping pieces of chitin on a butterfly or moth wing. The scales are outgrowths of the body wall and are modified setae (hairs).
  17. (Scales) A measurement device which allows a respondent to report the "degree" of his/her opinion. Scales are usually in the form of statements or numbers. Pictures may be used in face-to-face interviews. They are sometimes printed on exhibit cards for easier understanding.
  18. The scales are pieces that are attached to a full tang to form the handle.
  19. (Scales) These are tiny three-dimensional structures which are found on the wings of butterflies and moths. In some cases, the brilliant colors of Neotropical butterflies are created entirely by scales and the way in which they refract light differently.
  20. (Scales) Small, flat plates that fit together to form the external body covering of a fish.
  21. (Scales) These are the fundamental basis for all music, and are not specific to Metafrets. There are many,many types of scales, but major, minor, and pentatonic scales are the most common today. Scales can be classified with a form number, explained below.
  22. (SCALES) Devices for measurement placed on a continuum or in a category
  23. (SCALES) The outer handle plates of a folding knife. Scales can be made of nearly any solid material but when they are made of metal they may become the subject of the engraver’s art. ...
  24. (SCALES) Weighing your options; striking a balance; measuring the importance of something; the degree of something (on a small or grand scale); something that has a major or deciding influence (tips the scales); concerns about your weight / Judgment; law; seeking justice / If fish scales: ...
  25. (Scales) (AKA Slabs) the handle material pieces. i.e Mother of Pearl Scales.