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scale
  1. Part of an overlapping arrangement of many small, flat and hard pieces of keratin covering the skin of an animal, particularly a fish or reptile.
  2. A small piece of pigmented chitin, many of which coat the wings of a butterfly or moth to give them their color.
  3. A flake of skin of an animal afflicted with dermatitis.
  4. Part of an overlapping arrangement of many small, flat and hard protective layers forming a pinecone that flare when mature to release pine nut seeds.
  5. The flaky material sloughed off heated metal.
  6. Scale mail (as opposed to chain mail).
  7. Limescale.
  8. A scale insect.
  9. The thin metallic side plate of the handle of a pocketknife.
  10. Synonyms:
  11. Examples:
    1. “It was the spitting image of a fish, with miniature scales and fins.”
      “Where the scales of mica and particles of quartz become apparently homogeneous and compact, the luster acquires a pearly or glimmering character.”
      “The scale of the project requires consideration in terms of disruption to ongoing activities.”
scale
  1. (obsolete) A ladder; a series of steps; a means of ascending.
  2. An ordered, usually numerical sequence used for measurement, means of assigning a magnitude.
  3. Size; scope.
  4. The ratio of depicted distance to actual distance.
  5. A line or bar associated with a drawing, used to indicate measurement when the image has been magnified or reduced
  6. (music) A series of notes spanning an octave, tritave, or pseudo-octave, used to make melodies.
  7. A mathematical base for a numeral system; radix.
  8. Gradation; succession of ascending and descending steps and degrees; progressive series; scheme of comparative rank or order.
  9. Synonyms:
  10. Examples:
    1. “It was the spitting image of a fish, with miniature scales and fins.”
      “Where the scales of mica and particles of quartz become apparently homogeneous and compact, the luster acquires a pearly or glimmering character.”
      “The scale of the project requires consideration in terms of disruption to ongoing activities.”
scaling
scaler
  1. An electronic circuit that aggregates many signals into one.
  2. An electronic or computer system that adjusts the size of a signal or graphic to fit on a screen etc.
  3. One who scales.
  4. A tool or device for scaling fish.
  5. Examples:
    1. “The internal scaler on the unit performed quite well and we were hard-pressed to notice any scaling artifacts.”
      “Scrape the sides with a fish scaler or the dull edge of a knife to remove the scales.”
      “Would you not be inclined to suspect that the scaler had cheated you in favour of his master?”
scale
  1. A device to measure mass or weight.
  2. Either of the pans, trays, or dishes of a balance or scales.
  3. Synonyms:
  4. Examples:
    1. “It was the spitting image of a fish, with miniature scales and fins.”
      “Where the scales of mica and particles of quartz become apparently homogeneous and compact, the luster acquires a pearly or glimmering character.”
      “The scale of the project requires consideration in terms of disruption to ongoing activities.”
scaleback
  1. (zoology) Any member of numerous species of marine annelids of the Polynoidae family, with two rows of scales, or elytra, along the back.
  2. Examples:
    1. “The scaleback was the first in around three years, the report said, without venturing possible reasons.”
      “Some industry experts see the scaleback as a sign of the slowing market, but most said the retail hole would be filled quickly.”
      “It was inevitable as a result of the crash and the recapitalisation of banks and deleveraging that followed, that there'd be this type of scaleback.”
scalimetry
  1. The estimation of the age of fish by examination of concentric peaks on their scales
  2. Examples:
    1. “Age, determined by scalimetry, was used as variable of adjustment for mean size comparisons.”
scalework
  1. artistic ornamentation resembling the scales of a fish
scaleback
  1. An operation by which something is scaled back or reduced.
  2. Examples:
    1. “The scaleback was the first in around three years, the report said, without venturing possible reasons.”
      “Some industry experts see the scaleback as a sign of the slowing market, but most said the retail hole would be filled quickly.”
      “It was inevitable as a result of the crash and the recapitalisation of banks and deleveraging that followed, that there'd be this type of scaleback.”
scales
scaliness
  1. The property of being scaly or of having scales.
  2. Examples:
    1. “Apart from the redness and scaliness being unsightly, cracked, dry skin is a surefire route for infection.”
      “Scrub off scaliness by mixing together two tablespoons of jojoba oil with four drops of lemon oil and four drops of lime oil.”
      “A rash, redness, scaliness around the nipple or itching that lasts several weeks could also be a sign of eczema or Paget's disease, a rare form of breast cancer.”
scaleability
  1. Alternative spelling of scalability
  2. Examples:
    1. “Equipe's Evail software architecture sets the bar for network availability and scaleability at the highest level this industry has ever seen.”
      “The scaleability of LifeMap enhances the broker's value-added services for each client, reinforcing the long-term relationship between the broker and the client.”
scalability
  1. The property of being scalable.
  2. Synonyms:
  3. Examples:
    1. “The lack of scalability means that to achieve his optimistic economics one must jump from nothing to an incredibly large colony.”
      “Each key drills down further to reveal a detailed and comprehensive set of scalability requirements.”
      “They offer a means of decreasing the electrical insulator thickness without decreasing the physical thickness for improved scalability.”
scalelength
  1. (mathematics) The length of a scale
scaly
  1. (South Africa) The scaly yellowfish, Labeobarbus natalensis.
scalation
  1. (anatomy) An arrangement of scales.
  2. Examples:
    1. “The Smalleye Squaretail is recognised by its distinctive jaws, scalation and body form.”
      “Many specimens deviate from the scalation typical of the form they represent, and key out to other species.”
      “Lacertid scalation and body forms are similar to those of the teiids, although lacertids are usually smaller.”
scalelengths
  1. plural of scalelength
scalabilities
scalations
  1. plural of scalation
scalebacks
  1. plural of scaleback
scalings
scalers
  1. plural of scaler
  2. Examples:
    1. “I generally knocked off the asbestos lagging myself rather than wait for laggers and scalers to get there.”
      “This creates slightly harsh, overexposed areas of light that most video scalers tend to turn into a blob of crawling noise.”
      “But noisy transfers really give scalers a hard time, and cause even more artifacts than are actually in the material.”
scalies
  1. plural of scalie
  2. Examples:
    1. “I sensed the birds' presence, but I had no idea if they were Gambel's or scalies, even though the habitat read scaled quail.”
      “In the car department we would repair cars that were disabled and placed in bad order by a bunch of scalies taking the place of striking switchmen, engineers, Firemen, etc.”
      “While we were there a couple of scalies came out and started up the street, but seeing the strikers there they turned around and went back into the saloon.”
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