What is scale?

  • (verb): Measure with or as if with scales.
    Example: "Scale the gold"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on scale, scales:

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 ... 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 ...
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 ...
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 ... assessed." The consequential validity of the Brazleton scale has been very favorable, providing a considerable research base ...
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 ...

More definitions of "scale":

  • (verb): Reach the highest point of.
    Synonyms: surmount
  • (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): Take by attacking with scaling ladders.
    Example: "The troops scaled the walls of the fort"
  • (verb): Pattern, make, regulate, set, measure, or estimate according to some rate or standard.
  • (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
  • (noun): Relative magnitude.
    Example: "They entertained on a grand scale"
  • (noun): A flattened rigid plate forming part of the body covering of many animals.
  • (noun): A measuring instrument for weighing; shows amount of mass.
    Synonyms: weighing machine
  • (noun): A thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin.
    Synonyms: scurf, exfoliation
  • (verb): Size or measure according to a scale.
    Example: "This model must be scaled down"
  • (verb): Climb up by means of a ladder.
  • (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
  • (noun): An indicator having a graduated sequence of marks.

Famous quotes containing the word scale:

    I by no means rank poetry high in the scale of intelligence—this may look like affectation but it is my real opinion. It is the lava of the imagination whose eruption prevents an earthquake.
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    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)

    ‘Tis very certain that each man carries in his eye the exact indication of his rank in the immense scale of men, and we are always learning to read it. A complete man should need no auxiliaries to his personal presence.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)