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  1. scale

    • IPA[skeɪl]

    英式

    • 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.
    • noun: scale, plural noun: scales

    • verb: scale, 3rd person present: scales, gerund or present participle: scaling, past tense: scaled, past participle: scaled

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    • n.
      名詞
    • 1. a graduated range of values forming a standard system for measuring or grading something:

      a new salary scale is planned for all universities

      company employees have hit the top of their pay scales

    • 2. the full range of different levels of people or things, from lowest to highest:

      two men at opposite ends of the social scale

      at the other end of the scale, premiership clubs are forced to pay huge wages

    • 3. 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

    • 4. a device having a series of marks at regular intervals for measuring:

      she read the exact distance off a scale

    • 5. a rule determining the distances between marks on a scale:

      the vertical axis is given on a logarithmic scale

    • 6. the relative size or extent of something:

      no one foresaw the scale of the disaster

      everything in the house is on a grand scale

    • 7. a ratio of size in a map, model, drawing, or plan:

      a one-fifth scale model of a seven-storey building

      a map on a scale of 1:2500

    • 8. an arrangement of the notes in any system of music in ascending or descending order of pitch:

      the scale of C major

    • 9. 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 practising scales

    • 10. 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

    • 11. the range of exposures over which a photographic material will give an acceptable variation in density.
    • v.
      動詞
    • 1. climb up or over (something high and steep):

      thieves scaled a high fence

    • 2. represent in proportional dimensions; reduce or increase in size according to a common scale.
    • 3. (of a quantity or property) be variable according to a particular scale.
    • 4. 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

    • n.
      the removal of the scales from something:
    • fresh fish processing is highly labour-intensive, mainly in the scaling
    • adj.
      (especially of skin or paint) tending to crack and come away in thin pieces:
    • do not paint over loose or scaling paint

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    • n.
      the removal of the scales from something:
    • fresh fish processing is highly labor-intensive, mainly in the scaling
    • adj.
      (especially of skin or paint) tending to crack and come away in thin pieces:
    • do not paint over loose or scaling paint

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    • adj. covered with or made up of scales or overlapping plates resembling scales:

    • the specimen preserves scaled skin around the tail

      small-scaled fish

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    • adj. covered with or made up of scales or overlapping plates resembling scales:

    • the specimen preserves scaled skin around the tail

      small-scaled fish

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    • IPA[skāl]

    美式

    • n.
      a graduated range of values forming a standard system for measuring or grading something:
    • company employees have hit the top of their pay scales
    • v.
      climb up or over (something high and steep):
    • thieves scaled an 8-foot fence

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    • IPA[skāl]

    美式

    • n.
      each of the small, thin horny or bony plates protecting the skin of fish and reptiles, typically overlapping one another.
    • v.
      remove scale or scales from:
    • he scales the fish and removes the innards

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    • IPA[skeɪl]

    英式

    • n.
      each of the small, thin horny or bony plates protecting the skin of fish and reptiles, typically overlapping one another.
    • v.
      remove scale or scales from:
    • he scales the fish and removes the innards

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    • IPA[skāl]

    美式

    • n.
      an instrument for weighing, originally a simple balance (a pair of scales) but now usually a device with an electronic or other internal weighing mechanism:
    • bathroom scales

      kitchen scales

    • v.
      weigh a specified weight:
    • some men scaled less than ninety pounds

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    • IPA[skeɪl]

    英式

    • n.
      an instrument for weighing, originally a simple balance (a pair of scales) but now usually a device with an electronic or other internal weighing mechanism:
    • bathroom scales

      kitchen scales

    • v.
      weigh a specified weight:
    • some men scaled less than ninety pounds

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