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scale (>Vietnamese)

n

1: an ordered reference standard; "judging on a scale of 1 to 10" [syn: scale of measurement, graduated table, ordered series]

2: relative magnitude; "they entertained on a grand scale"

3: the ratio between the size of something and a representation of it; "the scale of the map"; "the scale of the model"

4: an indicator having a graduated sequence of marks

5: a specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin [syn: scale leaf]

6: a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin [syn: scurf, exfoliation]

7: (music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave) [syn: musical scale]

8: a measuring instrument for weighing; shows amount of mass [syn: weighing machine]

9: a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners) [syn: plate, shell]

10: a flattened rigid plate forming part of the body covering of many animals

v

1: measure by or as if by a scale; "This bike scales only 25 pounds"

2: pattern, make, regulate, set, measure, or estimate according to some rate or standard

3: take by attacking with scaling ladders; "The troops scaled the walls of the fort"

4: reach the highest point of; "We scaled the Mont Blanc" [syn: surmount]

5: climb up by means of a ladder

6: remove the scales from; "scale fish" [syn: descale]

7: measure with or as if with scales; "scale the gold"

8: size or measure according to a scale; "This model must be scaled down"

Adjacent words: scalar matrix | scalar product | scalawag | scald | scalded milk | scaldfishes | scalding | scale | scale down | scale factor | scale fern | scale insect | scale leaf | scale moss | scale of measurement | scale up

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