scale betydelser och definitioner

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Vad är scale?

Vad är scale?

  • A scale insect.
  • A plant disease or infestation caused by scale insects.
  • One of the many small platelike dermal or epidermal structures that characteristically form the external covering of fishes, reptiles, and certain mammals.
  • A similar part, such as one of the minute structures overlapping to form the covering on the wings of butterflies and moths.
  • Pathology A dry thin flake of epidermis shed from the skin.
  • A small thin piece.
  • Botany A small, thin, usually dry, often appressed plant structure, such as any of the protective leaves that cover a tree bud or the bract that subtends a flower in a sedge spikelet.
  • A flaky oxide film formed on a metal, as on iron, that has been heated to high temperatures.
  • A flake of rust.
  • A hard mineral coating that forms on the inside surface of boilers, kettles, and other containers in which water is repeatedly heated.
  • To clear or strip of scale or scales: Scale and clean the fish.
  • To remove in layers or scales: scaled off the old paint.
  • To cover with scales; encrust.
  • To throw (a thin flat object) so that it soars through the air or skips along the surface of water.
  • Dentistry To remove (tartar) from tooth surfaces with a pointed instrument.
  • Australian To cheat; swindle.
  • Australian To ride on (a tram or train, for example) without paying the fare.
  • To come off in scales or layers; flake.
  • To become encrusted.
  • A system of ordered marks at fixed intervals used as a reference standard in measurement: a ruler with scales in inches and centimeters.
  • An instrument or device bearing such marks.
  • A standard of measurement or judgment; a criterion.
  • A proportion used in determining the dimensional relationship of a representation to that which it represents: a world map with a scale of 1:4,560,000.
  • A calibrated line, as on a map or an architectural plan, indicating such a proportion.
  • Proper proportion: a house that seemed out of scale with its surroundings.

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