Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being scaled.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being scaled, in any sense of that word. Also spelled scaleable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. capable of being scaled; possible to scale

Etymologies

From scale +‎ -able. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "People in education want what are called the 'scalable' solutions - meaning your program can be scaled up to reach larger and larger numbers for less and less money per kid," says Chew, a former Microsoftie.

    The Seattle Times

  • So, this will add significant resources with long-term scalable oil production to Statoil.

  • So they're typically leasing from you for the wireless backhaul purposes versus the - taking advantage perhaps of some of the longer-term scalable benefits they get from deploying their own fiber-to-your-buildings.

    Telecom Sector and Stocks Analysis from Seeking Alpha

  • ParaScale competes with Amazon, NetApp, Islion, EMC and Sun Microsystems in what is generically referred to as the scalable network-attached storage business.

    ParaScale, a Cloud Storage Company Opens For Business

  • If a business idea is naturally protected by a high barrier to entry, here's the next important question: Is the idea scalable?

    Is Your Great Idea A Real Business?

  • Buses are also more scalable, that is, when demand drops during non-peak times, vehicles can be returned to garages.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Update on My Light Rail Bet: The Energy Issue

  • Ya-Qin Zhang would talk about a new video compression technique called scalable wavelet coding.

    Guanxi

  • Instead his team focused on implementing a little-used software approach called scalable video coding.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • Modern enterprise is built on the notion of scalable efficiency and scalable efficiency requires predictability.

    Edge Perspectives with John Hagel

  • A Compact, Interchangeable-Lens Camera With Training Wheels entry-level DSLR cameras aren't much more expensive than this model, the E-PL1's combination of smaller size, swappable lenses, pop-up flash, price, and features makes it a bit more exciting -- and more scalable, which isn't an adjective often used when folks describe a camera.

    PCWorld

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