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  1. scale

    • IPA[skāl]

    美式

    • n.
      a graduated range of values forming a standard system for measuring or grading something;the full range of different levels of people or things, from lowest to highest
    • v.
      climb up or over (something high and steep);represent in proportional dimensions; reduce or increase in size according to a common scale.
    • verb: scale, 3rd person present: scales, gerund or present participle: scaling, past tense: scaled, past participle: scaled

    • noun: scale, plural noun: scales

    • 釋義
    • 片語

    名詞

    • 1. a graduated range of values forming a standard system for measuring or grading something company employees have hit the top of their pay scales 同義詞 calibrated system, calibration, graduated system, system of measurement, measuring system, ... 更多
    • the full range of different levels of people or things, from lowest to highest two men at opposite ends of the social scale
    • a series of marks at regular intervals in a line used in measuring something the mean delivery time is plotted against a scale on the right
    • a device having a series of marks at regular intervals in a line used in measuring something she read the exact distance off a scale
    • a rule determining the distances between marks on a scale the vertical axis is given on a logarithmic scale
    • 2. the relative size or extent of something no one foresaw the scale of the disaster everything in the house is on a grand scale 同義詞 extent, size, scope, magnitude, dimensions, ... 更多
    • a ratio of size in a map, model, drawing, or plan a one-fifth scale model of a seven-story building a map on a scale of 1:2500 同義詞 ratio, proportion, relative size
    • 3. an arrangement of the notes in any system of music in ascending or descending order of pitch the scale of C major
    • the exercise of performing the notes of one or more scales as a form of practice by a singer or musician in music class I dread having to sing scales he thinks guitarists in particular don't spend nearly enough time practicing scales
    • 4. a system of numerical notation in which the value of a digit depends upon its position in the number, successive positions representing successive powers of a fixed base the conversion of the number to the binary scale
    • 5. the range of exposures over which a photographic material will give an acceptable variation in density.

    動詞

    • 1. climb up or over (something high and steep) thieves scaled an 8-foot fence
    • 2. represent in proportional dimensions; reduce or increase in size according to a common scale.
    • (of a quantity or property) be variable according to a particular scale.
    • 3. North American estimate the amount of timber that will be produced from (a log or uncut tree) the operators were accustomed to having their logs scaled for inventory control