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scale 1

noun

  • 1 all reptiles have scales covering the skin
    plate
    technicallamella, lamina, squama, scute, scutum
  • 2 the disease causes scales on the skin
    (scales)scurf, dandruff
    technicalfurfur
  • 3 scale is bad enough in kettles, but can have a disastrous effect on the insides of boilers
    deposit, encrustation, coating;
    British fur
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    scale 2

    noun

  • 1 the Celsius scale of temperature
    calibrated system, calibration, graduated system, system of measurement, measuring system, register
  • 2 two men at opposite ends of the social scale
    hierarchy, ladder, ranking, pecking order, order, spectrum, progression, succession, sequence, series
  • 3 the number of points needed to represent the line will depend on the scale of the map
    ratio, proportion, relative size
  • 4 no one foresaw the scale of the disaster
    extent, size, scope, magnitude, dimensions, range, breadth, compass, degree, reach, spread, sweep
  • verb

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  • thieves scaled an 8ft high fence
    North American shinny (up)
  • Phrases

    scale something down

    1
    manufacturing capacity has been scaled down
    reduce, cut down, cut back, cut, make cutbacks in, decrease, lessen, lower, trim, slim down, prune, curtail

    scale something up

    2
    the departments intend to scale up their activities
    increase, expand, augment, build up, add to;
    step up, boost, escalate

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