What is scale?

  • (verb): Climb up by means of a ladder.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on scale, scales:

Polymer Physics - Flexibility
... Whether a polymer is flexible or not depends on the scale of interest ... Looking at length scale smaller than 50 nm (Known as the McGuinness limit), it behaves more or less like a rigid rod ... At length scale much larger than 50 nm, it behaves like a flexible chain ...
Diseconomies Of Scale
... Diseconomies of scale are the forces that cause larger firms and governments to produce goods and services at increased per-unit costs ... The concept is the opposite of economies of scale ...
Scale - Other
... Weighing scale, an instrument used to measure weight or mass Libra (constellation), also known as "the scales" Scale insect, small, often parasitic, insects that feed off of plants Fouling, buildup of ...
Planck Scale
... In particle physics and physical cosmology, the Planck scale is an energy scale around 1.22 × 1019 GeV (which corresponds by the mass–energy equivalence to the Planck ... At this scale, the description of sub-atomic particle interactions in terms of quantum field theory breaks down, due to the apparent non-renormalizability of gravity ... For energies approaching the Planck scale, a new theory of quantum gravity is required, and the current leading approaches are string theory and M-theory ...
Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale
... The Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS),also known as the Brazleton Neonatal Assessment Scale (BNAS), was developed in 1973 by Dr ... The Brazleton scale produces a total of 47 scores, of which 27 are behaviorial related and 20 are elicited responses ... coordination are all assessed." The consequential validity of the Brazleton scale has been very favorable, providing a considerable research base ...

More definitions of "scale":

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

Famous quotes containing the word scale:

    There is something in us, somehow, that, in the most degraded condition, we snatch at a chance to deceive ourselves into a fancied superiority to others, whom we suppose lower in the scale than ourselves.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    That age will be rich indeed when those relics which we call Classics, and the still older and more than classic but even less known Scriptures of the nations, shall have still further accumulated, when the Vaticans shall be filled with Vedas and Zendavestas and Bibles, with Homers and Dantes and Shakespeares, and all the centuries to come shall have successively deposited their trophies in the forum of the world. By such a pile we may hope to scale heaven at last.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Another armored animal—scale
    lapping scale with spruce-cone regularity until they
    form the uninterrupted central
    Marianne Moore (1887–1972)