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Noun: scaling  skey-ling
  1. The act of arranging in a graduated series
    - grading
     
  2. Act of measuring, arranging or adjusting according to a scale
     
  3. Ascent by or as if by a ladder
Verb: scale  skeyl
  1. Measure by or as if by a scale
    "This bike scales only 25 pounds"
     
  2. Pattern, make, regulate, set, measure, or estimate according to some rate or standard
     
  3. Take by attacking with scaling ladders
    "The troops scaled the walls of the fort"
     
  4. Reach the highest point of
    "We scaled the Mont Blanc";
    - surmount
     
  5. Climb up by means of a ladder
     
  6. Remove the scales from
    "scale fish";
    - descale
     
  7. Measure with or as if with scales
    "scale the gold"
     
  8. Size or measure according to a scale
    "This model must be scaled down"

Derived forms: scalings

Type of: arrive at, attain, climb, climb up, gain, go up, hit, make, measure, measurement, measuring, mensuration, model, mount, order, ordering, pattern, quantify, quantitate, reach, remove, size, take, take away, withdraw

Encyclopedia: Scaling, North Yorkshire

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