What is scale?

  • (noun): A flattened rigid plate forming part of the body covering of many animals.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on scale, scales:

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 ... and hand-mouth coordination are all assessed." The consequential validity of the Brazleton scale has been very favorable, providing a considerable research base ...
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 ...
Planck Scale
... 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 ... 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "scale":

  • (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): Pattern, make, regulate, set, measure, or estimate according to some rate or standard.
  • (noun): Relative magnitude.
    Example: "They entertained on a grand scale"
  • (verb): Take by attacking with scaling ladders.
    Example: "The troops scaled the walls of the fort"
  • (noun): A measuring instrument for weighing; shows amount of mass.
    Synonyms: weighing machine
  • (verb): Measure with or as if with scales.
    Example: "Scale the gold"
  • (noun): A specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin.
    Synonyms: scale leaf
  • (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 by or as if by a scale.
    Example: "This bike scales only 25 pounds"
  • (noun): (music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave).
    Synonyms: musical scale
  • (verb): Size or measure according to a scale.
    Example: "This model must be scaled down"
  • (verb): Climb up by means of a ladder.
  • (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.
  • (verb): Reach the highest point of.
    Synonyms: surmount
  • (verb): Remove the scales from.
    Example: "Scale fish"
    Synonyms: descale

Famous quotes containing the word scale:

    The Humanity of men and women is inversely proportional to their Numbers. A Crowd is no more human than an Avalanche or a Whirlwind. A rabble of men and women stands lower in the scale of moral and intellectual being than a herd of Swine or of Jackals.
    Aldous Huxley (1894–1963)

    How many women does one need to sing the scale of love all the way up and down?
    Georg Büchner (1813–1837)