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Scale vs. Supertonic

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Scalenoun

(obsolete) A ladder; a series of steps; a means of ascending.

Supertonicnoun

(music) The second note in a diatonic scale.

Scalenoun

An ordered, usually numerical sequence used for measurement, means of assigning a magnitude.

‘Please rate your experience on a scale from 1 to 10.’; ‘The magnitude of an earthquake is measured on the open-ended Richter scale.’;

Supertonicnoun

The note next above the keynote; the second of the scale.

Scalenoun

Size; scope.

‘The Holocaust was insanity on an enormous scale.’; ‘There are some who question the scale of our ambitions.’;

Supertonicnoun

(music) the second note of a diatonic scale

Scalenoun

The ratio of depicted distance to actual distance.

‘This map uses a scale of 1:10.’;

Supertonic

In music, the supertonic is the second degree () of a diatonic scale, one step above the tonic. In the movable do solfège system, the supertonic note is sung as re.

Scalenoun

A line or bar associated with a drawing, used to indicate measurement when the image has been magnified or reduced

Scalenoun

(music) A series of notes spanning an octave, tritave, or pseudo-octave, used to make melodies.

Scalenoun

A mathematical base for a numeral system; radix.

‘the decimal scale; the binary scale’;

Scalenoun

Gradation; succession of ascending and descending steps and degrees; progressive series; scheme of comparative rank or order.

Scalenoun

A standard amount of money to be received by a performer or writer, negotiated by a union.

‘Sally wasn't the star of the show, so she was glad to be paid scale.’;

Scalenoun

Part of an overlapping arrangement of many small, flat and hard pieces of keratin covering the skin of an animal, particularly a fish or reptile.

Scalenoun

A small piece of pigmented chitin, many of which coat the wings of a butterfly or moth to give them their color.

Scalenoun

A flake of skin of an animal afflicted with dermatitis.

Scalenoun

Part of an overlapping arrangement of many small, flat and hard protective layers forming a pinecone that flare when mature to release pine nut seeds.

Scalenoun

The flaky material sloughed off heated metal.

Scalenoun

Scale mail (as opposed to chain mail).

Scalenoun

Limescale.

Scalenoun

A scale insect.

Scalenoun

The thin metallic side plate of the handle of a pocketknife.

Scalenoun

A device to measure mass or weight.

‘After the long, lazy winter I was afraid to get on the scale.’;

Scalenoun

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

Scaleverb

(transitive) To change the size of something whilst maintaining proportion; especially to change a process in order to produce much larger amounts of the final product.

‘We should scale that up by a factor of 10.’;

Scaleverb

(transitive) To climb to the top of.

‘Hilary and Norgay were the first known to have scaled Everest.’;

Scaleverb

To tolerate significant increases in throughput or other potentially limiting factors.

‘That architecture won't scale to real-world environments.’;

Scaleverb

(transitive) To weigh, measure or grade according to a scale or system.

Scaleverb

(transitive) To remove the scales of.

‘Please scale that fish for dinner.’;

Scaleverb

(intransitive) To become scaly; to produce or develop scales.

‘The dry weather is making my skin scale.’;

Scaleverb

(transitive) To strip or clear of scale; to descale.

‘to scale the inside of a boiler’;

Scaleverb

(transitive) To take off in thin layers or scales, as tartar from the teeth; to pare off, as a surface.

Scaleverb

(intransitive) To separate and come off in thin layers or laminae.

‘Some sandstone scales by exposure.’;

Scaleverb

To scatter; to spread.

Scaleverb

(transitive) To clean, as the inside of a cannon, by the explosion of a small quantity of powder.

Scalenoun

The dish of a balance; hence, the balance itself; an instrument or machine for weighing; as, to turn the scale; - chiefly used in the plural when applied to the whole instrument or apparatus for weighing. Also used figuratively.

‘Long time in even scaleThe battle hung.’; ‘The scales are turned; her kindness weighs no moreNow than my vows.’;

Scalenoun

The sign or constellation Libra.

Scalenoun

One of the small, thin, membranous, bony or horny pieces which form the covering of many fishes and reptiles, and some mammals, belonging to the dermal part of the skeleton, or dermoskeleton. See Cycloid, Ctenoid, and Ganoid.

‘Fish that, with their fins and shining scales,Glide under the green wave.’;

Scalenoun

Hence, any layer or leaf of metal or other material, resembling in size and thinness the scale of a fish; as, a scale of iron, of bone, etc.

Scalenoun

One of the small scalelike structures covering parts of some invertebrates, as those on the wings of Lepidoptera and on the body of Thysanura; the elytra of certain annelids. See Lepidoptera.

Scalenoun

A scale insect. (See below.

Scalenoun

A small appendage like a rudimentary leaf, resembling the scales of a fish in form, and often in arrangement; as, the scale of a bud, of a pine cone, and the like. The name is also given to the chaff on the stems of ferns.

Scalenoun

The thin metallic side plate of the handle of a pocketknife. See Illust. of Pocketknife.

Scalenoun

An incrustation deposit on the inside of a vessel in which water is heated, as a steam boiler.

Scalenoun

The thin oxide which forms on the surface of iron forgings. It consists essentially of the magnetic oxide, Fe3O4. Also, a similar coating upon other metals.

Scalenoun

A ladder; a series of steps; a means of ascending.

Scalenoun

Hence, anything graduated, especially when employed as a measure or rule, or marked by lines at regular intervals.

Scalenoun

Gradation; succession of ascending and descending steps and degrees; progressive series; scheme of comparative rank or order; as, a scale of being.

‘There is a certain scale of duties . . . which for want of studying in right order, all the world is in confusion.’;

Scalenoun

Relative dimensions, without difference in proportion of parts; size or degree of the parts or components in any complex thing, compared with other like things; especially, the relative proportion of the linear dimensions of the parts of a drawing, map, model, etc., to the dimensions of the corresponding parts of the object that is represented; as, a map on a scale of an inch to a mile.

Scaleverb

To weigh or measure according to a scale; to measure; also, to grade or vary according to a scale or system.

‘Scaling his present bearing with his past.’;

Scaleverb

To strip or clear of scale or scales; as, to scale a fish; to scale the inside of a boiler.

Scaleverb

To take off in thin layers or scales, as tartar from the teeth; to pare off, as a surface.

Scaleverb

To scatter; to spread.

Scaleverb

To clean, as the inside of a cannon, by the explosion of a small quantity of powder.

Scaleverb

To separate and come off in thin layers or laminæ; as, some sandstone scales by exposure.

‘Those that cast their shell are the lobster and crab; the old skins are found, but the old shells never; so it is likely that they scale off.’;

Scaleverb

To separate; to scatter.

Scaleverb

To climb by a ladder, or as if by a ladder; to ascend by steps or by climbing; to clamber up; as, to scale the wall of a fort.

‘Oft have I scaled the craggy oak.’;

Scaleverb

To lead up by steps; to ascend.

‘Satan from hence, now on the lower stair,That scaled by steps of gold to heaven-gate,Looks down with wonder.’;

Scalenoun

an ordered reference standard;

‘judging on a scale of 1 to 10’;

Scalenoun

relative magnitude;

‘they entertained on a grand scale’;

Scalenoun

the ratio between the size of something and a representation of it;

‘the scale of the map’; ‘the scale of the model’;

Scalenoun

an indicator having a graduated sequence of marks

Scalenoun

a specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin

Scalenoun

a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin

Scalenoun

(music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave)

Scalenoun

a measuring instrument for weighing; shows amount of mass

Scalenoun

a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)

Scalenoun

a flattened rigid plate forming part of the body covering of many animals

Scaleverb

measure by or as if by a scale;

‘This bike scales only 25 pounds’;

Scaleverb

pattern, make, regulate, set, measure, or estimate according to some rate or standard

Scaleverb

take by attacking with scaling ladders;

‘The troops scaled the walls of the fort’;

Scaleverb

reach the highest point of;

‘We scaled the Mont Blanc’;

Scaleverb

climb up by means of a ladder

Scaleverb

remove the scales from;

‘scale fish’;

Scaleverb

measure with or as if with scales;

‘scale the gold’;

Scaleverb

size or measure according to a scale;

‘This model must be scaled down’;

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