a reduction in size, quantity, or activity according to a fixed scale or proportion:
a scaledown of military expenditures.
noun 1. a succession or progression of steps or degrees; graduated series: the scale of taxation; the social scale. 2. a series of marks laid down at determinate distances, as along a line, for purposes of measurement or computation: the scale of a thermometer. 3. a graduated line, as on a map, representing proportionate size. […]
- Scale drawing
noun a drawing with dimensions at a specific ratio relative to the actual size of the object drawn Examples This activity will teach you how to make a 1:2 scale drawing. Word Origin 1856
noun 1. any of numerous small, plant-sucking homopterous insects of the superfamily Coccoidea, the males of which are winged and the females wingless, often covered by a waxy secretion resembling scales. scale insect noun 1. any small homopterous insect of the family Coccidae and related families, which typically live and feed on plants and secrete […]
noun 1. a scalelike leaf, as a bud scale or certain bracts. noun (botany) 1. a modified leaf, often small and membranous, protecting buds, etc 2. any of the leaves of some conifers, such as cypresses, that are small and tightly pressed to the stem