HyperDic: scale_of_measurement

English > 1 sense of the expression scale of measurement:
NOUNrelationscale of measurement, scale, graduated table, ordered seriesan ordered reference standard
English > scale of measurement: 1 sense > noun 1, relation
MeaningAn ordered reference standard.
Synonymsscale, graduated table, ordered series
NarrowerBeaufort scale, wind scaleAn international scale of wind force from 0 (calm air) to 12 (hurricane)
Mercalli scaleA scale formerly used to describe the magnitude of an earthquake
Mohs scaleA scale of hardness of solids
Richter scaleA logarithmic scale of 1 to 10 formerly used to express the magnitude of an earthquake on the basis of the size of seismograph oscillations
indexA numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number
logarithmic scalescale on which actual distances from the origin are proportional to the logarithms of the corresponding scale numbers
moment magnitude scaleA logarithmic scale of 1 to 10 (a successor to the Richter scale) that enables seismologists to compare the energy released by different earthquakes on the basis of the area of the geological fault that ruptured in the quake
temperature scaleA system of measuring temperature
wage scale, wage scheduleA schedule of wages paid for different jobs
Broaderstandard, criterion, measure, touchstoneA basis for comparison

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