What Does Scale Mean?

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A scale describes the ratio between the size of a representation or model of an object and the actual object itself. An example is the scale seen on most maps to show how large they are.
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scale
[skeyl]
NOUN
1.
any thin, platelike piece, lamina, or flake that peels off from a surface, as from the skin.
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3.
a coating or incrustation, as on the inside of a boiler, formed by the precipitation of salts from the water.
VERB (USED WITH OBJECT) [SCALED, SCAL·ING.]
4.
to remove the scales or scale from: to scale a fish.
5.
to remove in scales or thin layers.
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Scale has a few different meanings, you can build something to scale which means it is the exact same design but in an accurate smaller package, you can play a scale which means you are playing eight consecutive musical notes, you can step on a scale to check your weight or you can scale a fish where you remove the scales from a fish.
Scale is an instrument used for measuring. Has a beam supported freely in the center. It has two dishes of equal weight that is suspended from the end.
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