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Meaning of scale

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: an ordered reference standard; "judging on a scale of 1 to
           10" [syn: {scale}, {scale of measurement}, {graduated
           table}, {ordered series}]
      2: relative magnitude; "they entertained on a grand scale"
      3: the ratio between the size of something and a representation
         of it; "the scale of the map"; "the scale of the model"
      4: a specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin
         [syn: {scale}, {scale leaf}]
      5: a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the
         skin [syn: {scale}, {scurf}, {exfoliation}]
      6: (music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a
         specific scheme (usually within an octave) [syn: {scale},
         {musical scale}]
      7: a measuring instrument for weighing; shows amount of mass
         [syn: {scale}, {weighing machine}]
      8: an indicator having a graduated sequence of marks
      9: a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield
         attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners) [syn:
         {plate}, {scale}, {shell}]
      10: a flattened rigid plate forming part of the body covering of
          many animals
      v 1: measure by or as if by a scale; "This bike scales only 25
      2: pattern, make, regulate, set, measure, or estimate according
         to some rate or standard
      3: take by attacking with scaling ladders; "The troops scaled
         the walls of the fort"
      4: reach the highest point of; "We scaled the Mont Blanc" [syn:
         {scale}, {surmount}]
      5: climb up by means of a ladder
      6: remove the scales from; "scale fish" [syn: {scale},
      7: measure with or as if with scales; "scale the gold"
      8: size or measure according to a scale; "This model must be
         scaled down"

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