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Scope vs. Scale

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  • Scope (noun)

    The breadth, depth or reach of a subject; a domain.

  • Scope (noun)

    A device used in aiming a projectile, through which the person aiming looks at the intended target.

    "telescopic sight"

  • Scope (noun)

    The region of program source in which an identifier is meaningful.

  • Scope (noun)

    The shortest sub-wff of which a given instance of a logical connective is a part.

  • Scope (noun)

    The region of an utterance to which some modifying element applies.

    "the scope of an adverb"

  • Scope (noun)

    A periscope, telescope, microscope or oscilloscope.

  • Scope (noun)

    Short for any medical procedure that ends in the suffix endoscopy, colonoscopy, bronchoscopy, etc.}}

  • Scope (verb)

    To perform a cursory investigation, as to scope out.

  • Scope (verb)

    To perform any medical procedure that ends in the suffix -scopy, such as endoscopy, colonoscopy, bronchoscopy, etc.

    "The surgeon will scope the football player's knee to repair damage to a ligament."

  • Scope (verb)

    To examine under a microscope.

    "The entomologist explained that he could not tell what species of springtail we were looking at without scoping it."

  • Scale (noun)

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

  • Scale (noun)

    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."

  • Scale (noun)

    Size; scope.

    "The Holocaust was insanity on an enormous scale."

    "There are some who question the scale of our ambitions."

  • Scale (noun)

    The ratio of depicted distance to actual distance.

    "This map uses a scale of 1:10."

  • Scale (noun)

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

  • Scale (noun)

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

  • Scale (noun)

    A mathematical base for a numeral system; radix.

    "the decimal scale; the binary scale"

  • Scale (noun)

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

  • Scale (noun)

    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."

  • Scale (noun)

    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.

  • Scale (noun)

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

  • Scale (noun)

    A flake of skin of an animal afflicted with dermatitis.

  • Scale (noun)

    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.

  • Scale (noun)

    The flaky material sloughed off heated metal.

  • Scale (noun)

    Scale mail (as opposed to chain mail).

  • Scale (noun)

    Limescale.

  • Scale (noun)

    A scale insect.

  • Scale (noun)

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

  • Scale (noun)

    A device to measure mass or weight.

    "After the long, lazy winter I was afraid to get on the scale."

  • Scale (noun)

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

  • Scale (verb)

    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."

  • Scale (verb)

    To climb to the top of.

    "Hilary and Norgay were the first known to have scaled Everest."

  • Scale (verb)

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

    "That architecture won't scale to real-world environments."

  • Scale (verb)

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

  • Scale (verb)

    To remove the scales of.

    "Please scale that fish for dinner."

  • Scale (verb)

    To become scaly; to produce or develop scales.

    "The dry weather is making my skin scale."

  • Scale (verb)

    To strip or clear of scale; to descale.

    "to scale the inside of a boiler"

  • Scale (verb)

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

  • Scale (verb)

    To separate and come off in thin layers or laminae.

    "Some sandstone scales by exposure."

  • Scale (verb)

    To scatter; to spread.

  • Scale (verb)

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

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  • Scope (noun)

    That at which one aims; the thing or end to which the mind directs its view; that which is purposed to be reached or accomplished; hence, ultimate design, aim, or purpose; intention; drift; object.

  • Scope (noun)

    Room or opportunity for free outlook or aim; space for action; amplitude of opportunity; free course or vent; liberty; range of view, intent, or action.

  • Scope (noun)

    Extended area.

  • Scope (noun)

    Length; extent; sweep; as, scope of cable.

  • Scope (noun)

    To look at for the purpose of evaluation; usually with out; as, to scope out the area as a camping site.

  • Scale (noun)

    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.

  • Scale (noun)

    The sign or constellation Libra.

  • Scale (noun)

    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.

  • Scale (noun)

    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.

  • Scale (noun)

    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.

  • Scale (noun)

    A scale insect. (See below.

  • Scale (noun)

    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.

  • Scale (noun)

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

  • Scale (noun)

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

  • Scale (noun)

    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.

  • Scale (noun)

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

  • Scale (noun)

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

  • Scale (noun)

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

  • Scale (noun)

    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.

  • Scale

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

  • Scale

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

  • Scale

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

  • Scale

    To scatter; to spread.

  • Scale

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

  • Scale

    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.

  • Scale (verb)

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

  • Scale (verb)

    To separate; to scatter.

  • Scale (verb)

    To lead up by steps; to ascend.

Webster Dictionary
  • Scope (noun)

    an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:

    "the range of a supersonic jet"

    "the ambit of municipal legislation"

    "within the compass of this article"

    "within the scope of an investigation"

    "outside the reach of the law"

    "in the political orbit of a world power"

  • Scope (noun)

    the state of the environment in which a situation exists;

    "you can't do that in a university setting"

  • Scope (noun)

    a magnifier of images of distant objects

  • Scope (noun)

    electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities

  • Scale (noun)

    an ordered reference standard;

    "judging on a scale of 1 to 10"

  • Scale (noun)

    relative magnitude;

    "they entertained on a grand scale"

  • Scale (noun)

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

    "the scale of the map"

    "the scale of the model"

  • Scale (noun)

    an indicator having a graduated sequence of marks

  • Scale (noun)

    a specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin

  • Scale (noun)

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

  • Scale (noun)

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

  • Scale (noun)

    a measuring instrument for weighing; shows amount of mass

  • Scale (noun)

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

  • Scale (noun)

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

  • Scale (verb)

    measure by or as if by a scale;

    "This bike scales only 25 pounds"

  • Scale (verb)

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

  • Scale (verb)

    take by attacking with scaling ladders;

    "The troops scaled the walls of the fort"

  • Scale (verb)

    reach the highest point of;

    "We scaled the Mont Blanc"

  • Scale (verb)

    climb up by means of a ladder

  • Scale (verb)

    remove the scales from;

    "scale fish"

  • Scale (verb)

    measure with or as if with scales;

    "scale the gold"

  • Scale (verb)

    size or measure according to a scale;

    "This model must be scaled down"

Princeton's WordNet

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