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Meaning of “scale” - Learner’s Dictionary

scale

noun     /skeɪl/
SIZE [no plural]
B2 the size or level of something: We don't yet know the scale of the problem. Nuclear weapons cause destruction on a massive scale (= cause a lot of destruction).General words for size and amount
large-/small-scale
A large-/small-scale event or activity is large/small in size: a large-scale investigationGeneral words for size and amount
MEASURING SYSTEM [C]
B2 the set of numbers, amounts, etc used to measure or compare the level of something: How would you rate her work on a scale of 1-10?General words for size and amount
EQUIPMENT [C] US ( UK scales [plural])
a piece of equipment for measuring weight: a bathroom/kitchen scale Weighing, measuring and counting devices
COMPARISON [C, U]
B2 how the size of things on a map, model, etc relates to the same things in real life: a map with a scale of one centimetre per ten kilometresModels and mouldsMeasurements in general
MUSIC [C]
a series of musical notes that is always played in order and that rises gradually from the first noteNotes of the musical scale
SKIN [C]
one of the flat pieces of hard material that covers the skin of fish and snakesThe skin, hair and bone of non-human animals
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