What does scaling mean?

Definitions for scaling

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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. Nicolas Busson:

    Today we have a community of 20 million people, we are scaling Blablacar in emerging markets.

  4. Matthew Robison:

    Expect systems involving large numbers of sensors, eventually scaling to 8-10 cameras per car.

  5. Nicolas Busson:

    Today we have a community of 20 million people in 19 countries, we are scaling Blablacar in emerging markets.

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