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scale1 S3 W2

1## size/level

[singular, uncountable] the size or level of something, or the amount that something is happening ** on a large/small/grand etc scale** ** on a global/international/world scale**

There has been housing development on a massive scale since 1980.

Most alternative technologies work best on a small scale.

Pollution could cause changes to weather patterns on a global scale.

2## range

[countable usually singular] a whole range of different types of people or things, from the lowest level to the highest : ** up/down the scale**

Some rural schools have 50 pupils, while at the other end of the scale are city schools with nearly 5,000 pupils.

animals which are lower down the evolutionary scale (=the range of animals that have developed gradually over a long time)

3## for weighing

## scales

[plural] British English scale American EnglishDH a machine for weighing people or objects :

a set of kitchen scales

4## measuring system

[countable]TM a system of numbers that is used for measuring the amount, speed, quality etc of something

changes to the company's pay scale

5## measuring marks

[countable]TM a set of marks with regular spaces between them on a tool that is used for measuring, or on the side of a mathematical drawing :

a ruler with a metric scale

6## map/model

[uncountable and countable] the relationship between the size of a map, drawing, or model and the actual size of the place or thing that it represents :

a map with a scale of 1:250,000

7## music

[countable]APM a series of musical notes that become higher or lower, with fixed distances between each note :

the scale of G major

8## fish

[countable usually plural]HB one of the small flat pieces of skin that cover the bodies of fish, snakes etc

9## teeth

[uncountable] British EnglishHB a white substance that forms on your teeth

10## water pipes

[uncountable] a white substance that forms around the inside of hot water pipes or containers in which water is boiled

11## the scales fell from somebody's eyes

literary used to say that someone suddenly realized something important

Definition of scale from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English within

the topic MATHS

the topic MATHS

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math
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