What does scaling mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scaling, grading(noun)

    the act of arranging in a graduated series

  2. scaling(noun)

    act of measuring or arranging or adjusting according to a scale

  3. scaling(noun)

    ascent by or as if by a ladder


  1. scaling(Noun)

    The removing of the scales of fish

  2. scaling(Noun)

    The formation of a layer of scale on a surface

  3. scaling(Noun)

    The removal of a layer of scale from a surface

  4. scaling(Noun)

    The measurement of dimensions using a scale

  5. scaling(Noun)

    The expression of the terms of an equation using powers of nondimensional quantities

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scaling

    of Scale

  2. Scaling(adj)

    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

  3. Scaling(adj)

    serving as an aid in clambering; as, a scaling ladder, used in assaulting a fortified place


  1. Scaling

    In Euclidean geometry, uniform scaling is a linear transformation that enlarges or shrinks objects by a scale factor that is the same in all directions. The result of uniform scaling is similar to the original. A scale factor of 1 is normally allowed, so that congruent shapes are also classed as similar. Uniform scaling happens, for example, when enlarging or reducing a photograph, or when creating a scale model of a building, car, airplane, etc. More general is scaling with a separate scale factor for each axis direction. Non-uniform scaling is obtained when at least one of the scaling factors is different from the others; a special case is directional scaling or stretching. Non-uniform scaling changes the shape of the object; e.g. a square may change into a rectangle, or into a parallelogram if the sides of the square are not parallel to the scaling axes. It occurs, for example, when a faraway billboard is viewed from an oblique angle, or when the shadow of a flat object falls on a surface that is not parallel to it.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scaling in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scaling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bjarne Stroustrup:

    Legacy code" often differs from its suggested alternative by actually working and scaling.

  2. Margaret Chan:

    We are scaling up our action, We must smother this little fire before it gets out of control.

  3. Christiana Figueres:

    I would call on you to devote urgent attention to scaling this action up and look forward to learning about progress later in the year.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    If a person’s life objective has been endorsed by his inner call, then he is bound to repeatedly fail and fall for he is scaling up the wall which is very tall and that’s not an easy job for anyone at all.

  5. Chris Williamson:

    Companies are citing greater uncertainty about the outlook, especially in export markets, leading to some scaling back of expansion plans and a greater reluctance for customers to place orders compared to earlier in the year, which suggests a slowdown could become more entrenched unless demand revives.

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