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English definition of “scale”

scale

noun (MEASURE)    /skeɪl/
B2 [C] a set of numbers, amounts, etc., used to measure or compare the level of something: the Centigrade/Fahrenheit scale How would you rate his work on a scale of 1 to 5?General words for size and amount B2 [C or U] the relation between the real size of something and its size on a map, model, or diagram: a scale of 1:50,000 This map is large scale (= things are shown in detail). Is the bridge drawn to scale (= so that it shows the exact shape of the bridge, but much smaller)? He was building a scale model of Concorde.Models and mouldsMeasurements in general
(Definition of scale noun (MEASURE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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