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noun 
  1. An ordered numerical sequence used for measurement.
Please rate your experience on a from 1 to 10.
  1. size, Size; scope.
The Holocaust was insanity on an enormous .
  1. The ratio of depicted distance to actual distance.
This map uses a of 1:10.
  1. A means of assigning a magnitude.
The magnitude of an earthquake is measured on the open-ended Richter scale, Richter .
  1. (music) A series of notes spanning an octave, tritave, or pseudo-octave, used to make melodies.
  2. A device for measuring the weight of an object.
verb (scal, ing)
  1. (transitive) To change the size of, maintaining proportion.
We should that up by a factor of 10.
  1. (transitive) To climb.
Hilary and Norgay were the first known to have scaled Everest.
  1. (intransitive) (computing) To tolerate significant increases in throughput or other potentially limiting factors.
That architecture won't to real-world environments.

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