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scale3

scale3

pronunciation:
skeIl
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a set of numbered marks made at evenly spaced points along a ruler, thermometer, or other measuring device.
The scale of this measuring tape is in inches.
definition 2: the size of a model or map compared to the actual size of the thing it represents.
This map has a scale of one inch to ten miles.
definition 3: degree, extent, or level.
The movie director likes to do things on a large scale.
synonyms:
degree, grade
definition 4: a series of musical tones going up or down in pitch.
I need to practice my scales before my piano lesson.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: scaled, scales, scaling
definition 1: to climb up or on top of.
Jenny scaled a steep cliff.
 
synonyms:
ascend, climb, top
similar words:
mount
definition 2: to change or adjust (sometimes followed by "down").
Phil scaled his hopes to what was possible.We have scaled down the cost of the new house.
similar words:
adapt, adjust, set
derivation: scaler (n.)
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