from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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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But one of the things that we have deliberately dealt with both AusAID and Parliamentary Secretary McMullen and myself, and also as we've made our budget decisions in the two budgets we've presented, we've been very conscious about what we describe as a scaling up.
Garcia says, "If, when your voice is well oiled [that is what he calls the scaling process], you are not intelligent enough to sing a song by yourself, then you had better knit stockings for the poor."
"The possible remediation would be what they call scaling, which involves removing rocks by hand or by an excavator," DeFebo said.
He said the program is stronger after the restructuring, which he described as scaling up, not paring down.
As I am sure anyone who has cleaned a fish before has found, when scaling is necessary it is a less than an enjoyable task.
Now, damage scaling is to the point where our 13th level 3. 5e fighters easily dump out 100 points of damage a round.
A better scaling is when you use e-mail or Jabber style.
If you're a media planner at an ad agency, you know that planning an online display buy can be challenging, particularly in scaling your campaign's reach while keeping it relevant for your target audience.
Rock scaling is emotion, pure air, physical challenge and danger.
I have absolutely no experience in scaling sites, but if a doubling of the database requires 6 times the cost, why not try sharding?