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English definition of “scale”

scale

noun (MACHINE)    /skeɪl/
scales [plural] UK (US scale) B2 a device for weighing things or people: kitchen/bathroom scalesWeighing, measuring and counting devices a pair of scales UK a weighing device with two containers connected to a metal bar that is free to move up and down about its fixed central point. An object of known weight is put in one container and the thing to be weighed is put in the other.Weighing, measuring and counting devices
(Definition of scale noun (MACHINE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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