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Climbing vs. Scaling — What's the Difference?

Climbing vs. Scaling — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Climbing and Scaling

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Climbing

Climbing is the activity of using one's hands, feet, or any other part of the body to ascend a steep topographical object. It is done for locomotion, recreation and competition, and within trades that rely on ascension; such as emergency rescue and military operations.
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Scaling

One of the many small hard dermal or epidermal structures that characteristically form the external covering of fishes and reptiles and certain mammals, such as pangolins.
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Climbing

To move upward, especially by using the hands and feet
We climbed until we reached the shelter. The truck climbed the mountain highway.
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Scaling

A similar part in other animals, such as one of the thin flat overlapping structures that cover the wings of butterflies and moths.
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Climbing

To move in a specified direction by using the hands and feet
Climbed down the ladder.
Climbed out the window.
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Scaling

A small, thin, often flattened plant structure, such as one of the modified leaves that cover a tree bud or one of the structures that bear the reproductive organs on the cones of a conifer.
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Climbing

To engage in the activity or sport of mountain climbing.
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Scaling

A dry thin flake of epidermis shed from the skin.
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Climbing

To rise slowly or steadily; ascend
The plane climbed into the clouds.
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Scaling

A skin lesion or lesions marked by such flakes.
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Climbing

To slant or slope upward
The road climbs steeply to the top.
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Scaling

A scale insect.
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Climbing

To grow in an upward direction, as some plants do, often by means of twining stems or tendrils.
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Scaling

A plant disease or infestation caused by scale insects.
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Climbing

To move upward on or mount, especially by using the hands and feet or the feet alone; ascend
The hikers climbed the mountain. We climbed the stairs. The tractor climbed the hill.
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Scaling

A flaky oxide film formed on a metal, as on iron, that has been heated to high temperatures.
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Climbing

To grow in an upward direction on or over
Ivy climbing the walls.
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Scaling

A flake of rust.
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Climbing

An act of climbing; an ascent
A long, exhausting climb to the top.
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Scaling

A hard mineral coating that forms on the inside surface of boilers, kettles, and other containers in which water is repeatedly heated.
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Climbing

A place to be climbed
The face of the cliff was a steep climb.
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Scaling

A system of ordered marks at fixed intervals used as a reference standard in measurement
A ruler whose scale is in inches.
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Climbing

(uncountable) The sport of climbing, ascending a wall or a rock or another object using available holds, generally with the safety of a rope and belayer.
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Scaling

An instrument or device bearing such marks.
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Climbing

(countable) Climb; ascent.
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Scaling

A standard of measurement or judgment; a criterion.
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Climbing

Present participle of climb
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Scaling

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.
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Climbing

That climbs; that grows upwards by gripping onto a surface.
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Scaling

A calibrated line, as on a map or an architectural plan, indicating such a proportion.
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Climbing

An event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)
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Scaling

Proper proportion
A house that seemed out of scale with its surroundings.
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Scaling

A progressive classification, as of size, amount, importance, or rank
Judging divers' performances on a scale of 1 to 10.
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Scaling

A relative level or degree
Entertained on a lavish scale.
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Scaling

A minimum wage fixed by contract
Musicians playing a benefit concert for scale.
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Scaling

(Mathematics) A system of notation in which the values of numerical expressions are determined by their places relative to the chosen base of the system
The decimal scale.
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Scaling

(Music) An ascending or descending collection of pitches proceeding by a specified scheme of intervals.
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Scaling

An instrument or machine for weighing.
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Scaling

Often scales See balance.
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Scaling

Either of the pans, trays, or dishes of a balance.
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Scaling

To clear or strip of scale or scales
Scale and clean the fish.
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Scaling

To remove in layers or scales
Scaled off the old paint.
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Scaling

To cover with scales; encrust.
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Scaling

To throw or propel (a thin flat object) through the air or along a surface, such as water or ice.
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Scaling

(Dentistry) To remove (tartar) from tooth surfaces with a pointed instrument.
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Scaling

To cheat; swindle.
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Scaling

To ride on (a tram, for example) without paying the fare.
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Scaling

To come off in scales or layers; flake.
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Scaling

To become encrusted.
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Scaling

To climb up or over; ascend
Scaled the peak.
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Scaling

To make in accord with a particular proportion or scale
Scale the model to be one tenth of actual size.
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Scaling

To alter according to a standard or by degrees; adjust in calculated amounts
Scaled down their demands.
Scaled back the scheduled pay increase.
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Scaling

To estimate or measure the quantity of lumber in (logs or uncut trees).
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Scaling

To climb; ascend.
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Scaling

To rise in steps or stages.
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Scaling

To weigh with a scale.
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Scaling

To have a given weight, as determined by a scale
Cargo that scales 11 tons.
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Scaling

Present participle of scale
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Scaling

The act of one who scales or climbs.
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Scaling

The removing of the scales of fish.
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Scaling

The formation of a layer of scale on a surface.
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Scaling

The removal of a layer of scale from a surface.
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Scaling

The measurement of dimensions using a scale.
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Scaling

The process of adjusting raw measurement data to fit an expected distribution, such fitting examination results to a normal distribution.
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Scaling

The expression of the terms of an equation using powers of nondimensional quantities.
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Scaling

The process of adjusting sights to a ship's guns.
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Scaling

Adapted for removing scales, as from a fish; as, a scaling knife; adapted for removing scale, as from the interior of a steam boiler; as, a scaling hammer, bar, etc.
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Scaling

Serving as an aid in clambering; as, a scaling ladder, used in assaulting a fortified place.
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Scaling

The act of arranging in a graduated series
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Scaling

Act of measuring or arranging or adjusting according to a scale
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Scaling

Ascent by or as if by a ladder
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