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- v. Present participle of scale.
- n. The removing of the scales of fish
- n. The formation of a layer of scale on a surface
- n. The removal of a layer of scale from a surface
- n. The measurement of dimensions using a scale
- n. (physics) The expression of the terms of an equation using powers of nondimensional quantities
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Adapted for removing scales, as from a fish; ; adapted for removing scale, as from the interior of a steam boiler
- adj. Serving as an aid in clambering.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The process of removing incrustations of salt and other foreign matters from the inner surface of boilers.
- n. In metal-working, the first process in making tin-plate, in which the plates are placed in a bath of dilute muriatic acid and then heated in a scaling-furnace to remove the scale.
- n. The act or process of removing the scales of fish.
- Liable to rub the scales off fish, as some nets.
- n. The process of adjusting sights to the guns on board of a ship.
- n. Scales collectively or the arrangement of scales, as on an insect's wing or on a fish.
- n. Specifically, the structure and distribution of the scales of fishes considered as a basis for classification.
- n. In dentistry, removing the tartar from the teeth.
- n. The measurement or estimation of the amount of lumber in logs or standing timber.
- n. The taking of dimensions from a drawing by means of a measuring-scale, in the absence of figured dimensions.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of arranging in a graduated series
- n. ascent by or as if by a ladder
- n. act of measuring or arranging or adjusting according to a scale
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