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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Tools used to determine the weight of something. Also: small plate-like dermals or epidermal structures that characteristically form the external covering of fishes, reptiles, and certain mammals.

Usage examples (43)
  • The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales.
  • Noun : We gave the parents a baby scale. The butcher placed the meat on the scales
  • Noun : the scale of taxation; the social scale. ,the scale of a thermometer. ,These unions use different scales. ,How much is scale?...
  • Verb (used with object) : to scale down wages for more
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