Definition of Scaling

1. Noun. The act of arranging in a graduated series.

Exact synonyms: Grading
Generic synonyms: Order, Ordering
Derivative terms: Grade



2. Noun. Act of measuring or arranging or adjusting according to a scale.
Generic synonyms: Measure, Measurement, Measuring, Mensuration
Specialized synonyms: Scalage
Derivative terms: Scale, Scale, Scale

3. Noun. Ascent by or as if by a ladder.
Generic synonyms: Climb, Mount
Specialized synonyms: Escalade
Derivative terms: Scale, Scale

Definition of Scaling

1. a. Adapted for removing scales, as from a fish; as, a scaling knife; adapted for removing scale, as from the interior of a steam boiler; as, a scaling hammer, bar, etc.

Definition of Scaling

1. Verb. (present participle of scale) ¹

2. Noun. The removing of the scales of fish ¹

3. Noun. The formation of a layer of scale on a surface ¹

4. Noun. The removal of a layer of scale from a surface ¹

5. Noun. The measurement of dimensions using a scale ¹

6. Noun. (mathematics) (physics) The expression of the terms of an equation using powers of nondimensional quantities ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scaling

1. scale [v] - See also: scale

Medical Definition of Scaling

1. 1. Adapted for removing scales, as from a fish; as, a scaling knife; adapted for removing scale, as from the interior of a steam boiler; as, a scaling hammer, bar, etc. 2. Serving as an aid in clambering; as, a scaling ladder, used in assaulting a fortified place. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scaling

scalepans
scaleproof
scaler
scalers
scales
scaletail
scaletails
scaleup
scaleups
scaley
scalic
scalier
scaliest
scaliness
scalinesses
scaling (current term)
scaling ladder
scaling ladders
scaling laws
scalings
scaliola
scall
scallawag
scallawags
scalled
scallies
scallion
scallions
scallop
scallop shell

Literary usage of Scaling

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1. Forest Mensuration by Herman Haupt Chapman (1921)
"The use of a log rule which is known to give a large over-run (§ 47) usually gives rise to the practice of scaling "sound" and ignoring defects. ..."

2. Probability of Sea Level Rise by James G. Titus, Vijay K. Narayanan (1998)
"Extrapolating the 2-D model to three dimensions by a scaling factor of 5000 ... scaling and Mass Constraint At this point, we must discuss a second way by ..."

3. Darkness and Daylight; Or, Lights and Shadows of New York Life: A Woman's by Helen Campbell, Thomas Wallace Knox, Thomas Byrnes (1892)
"Any height can be reached by a skilled fireman with a scaling ladder, ... The value of the scaling-ladder was well illustrated ra by an incident that ..."

4. Diagnosis and Severity of Drug Abuse and Drug Dependence edited by Jack D. Blaine, Arthur M. Horton, Jr., Leland H. Towle (1997)
"SYMPTOM ONSET AND SEVERITY scaling Severity scaling, particularly the item behavior (D) of particular DSM and ICD criteria that affects the utility of these ..."

5. Forestry Quarterly by New York State College of Forestry (1907)
"scaling GOVERNMENT TIMBER. When the Forest Service was given control of the National Forests, on January i, 1905, one of the many problems presented was the ..."

6. The Analysis of Fuel, Gas, Water and Lubricants by Samuel Wilson Parr (1922)
"scaling Ingredients.—scaling ingredients are always considered as including ... Waters containing varying quantities of scaling material per US gallon were ..."

7. Managing Natural Resources for Sustainable Livelihoods: Uniting Science and by Barry Pound (2003)
"In this chapter we discuss working across scales, and scaling up and out to reach a larger audience. The primary focus is researchers, farmers and change ..."

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