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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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    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 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 at the other end of the scale, premiership clubs are forced to pay huge wages
    • 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 for measuring 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-storey 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 practising 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 a high 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
    • 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

    Oxford Dictionary

    • 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

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • adj.
      covered with or made up of scales or overlapping plates resembling scales: the specimen preserves scaled skin around the tail small-scaled fish

    Oxford Dictionary

    • adj.
      covered with or made up of scales or overlapping plates resembling scales: the specimen preserves scaled skin around the tail small-scaled fish

    Oxford American Dictionary

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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

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • IPA[skāl]

    美式

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

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • IPA[skeɪl]

    英式

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

    Oxford Dictionary

    • IPA[skāl]

    美式

    • n.
      an instrument for weighing, originally a simple balance (a pair of scales) but now usually a ... bathroom scales kitchen scales
    • v.
      weigh a specified weight: some men scaled less than ninety pounds

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • IPA[skeɪl]

    英式

    • n.
      an instrument for weighing, originally a simple balance (a pair of scales) but now usually a ... bathroom scales kitchen scales
    • v.
      weigh a specified weight: some men scaled less than ninety pounds

    Oxford Dictionary

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