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the Richter scalenoun [S]

uk   /ˈrɪk.tə skeɪl/  us   /ˈrɪk.t̬ɚ skeɪl/
a ​system used to ​measure the ​strength of an earthquake: The ​earthquake in Mexico City ​registered 7.1 on the Richter ​scale.
(Definition of the Richter scale from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the Richter scale”
in Chinese (Simplified) 里克特震级,里氏震级…
in Chinese (Traditional) 黎克特震級,黎氏震級…
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