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scale3

scale3

 
pronunciation:
skeIl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a series of successive steps or degrees.
synonyms:
progression
definition 2: a set of consecutive marks, usu. numbered, on a measuring device such as a ruler or thermometer.
synonyms:
calibration
definition 3: such a device.
synonyms:
measure
definition 4: the ratio of the size of a model or other representation, such as a map, to the actual size of the thing represented.
a scale of one inch to ten miles
definition 5: degree, extent, or level.
large-scale war
synonyms:
degree, grade, order
definition 6: in music, a succession of ascending or descending tones.
similar words:
mode
definition 7: anything that one may ascend or go up.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: scaled, scales, scaling
definition 1: to climb up or on top of; ascend.
She scaled a steep cliff.
 
synonyms:
ascend, climb, surmount, top
similar words:
escalade, mount, swarm
definition 2: to make or adjust according to a ratio or proportion (sometimes fol. by down).
He scaled his desires to what was possible.We have scaled down the cost.
synonyms:
regulate
similar words:
adapt, adjust, set
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to climb, progress, or ascend, esp. in stages.
synonyms:
ascend, climb
similar words:
progress, rise
derivation: scaler (n.)
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