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scale down

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v scale down make smaller "reduce an image"
    • v scale down reduce proportionally "The model is scaled down"
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Usage

In literature:

Further down the social scale the amusements were a variation only of degree, not of kind.
"Dickens' London" by Francis Miltoun
She could sing, this girl of Bunk's, she knew something besides scales and running up and down.
"Silver and Gold" by Dane Coolidge
Mrs. Burr she saw him pour something down his sister's back when she was playing scales.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
So these two chiefs began to change places like the scales of a balance, one down, the other up.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Faithfully the reading followed it down the scale.
"Where I Wasn't Going" by Walt Richmond
It is to move the tubes of all thermometers up an inch on the scale every fall, and down an inch in the spring.
"The So-called Human Race" by Bert Leston Taylor
When Marse Billy'd get lonesome, he'd go down to Spring Garden and dance with the Scales girls.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
They're based on the working prints from Starship that we drew up ten years ago, scaled down to model size.
"Martyr" by Alan Edward Nourse
Reason dawned far down in the scale of life; but it culminates in man and the end is not yet.
"The Kempton-Wace Letters" by Jack London
But hark to the spirit-stirring voice of the bugle scaling the sky, and leaping up and down in echoes among the distant mountains!
"Recreations of Christopher North, Volume I (of 2)" by John Wilson
It would be but the thistle-down against the cannon ball in the scales of his justice.
"Hansford: A Tale of Bacon's Rebellion" by St. George Tucker
The landscape, as though in keeping with my mood, dropped down a scale of bleakness.
"The Portal of Dreams" by Charles Neville Buck
A scaling down of the original production goal for 1970 could therefore not be avoided.
"Area Handbook for Albania" by Eugene K. Keefe
At last, on putting down the sixteenth, the scale on which I sat was gently raised from the ground.
"Tales from "Blackwood," Volume 2" by Various
If all those liars were hanged, I believe the scale would weigh down with the guilty.
"A Select Collection of Old English Plays" by Robert Dodsley
This one thought rang up and down her scale of thinking, as if repeating would make true what Jerry knew was false.
"The Reclaimers" by Margaret Hill McCarter
And now she sat down at the piano and began to tap out her scales.
"Small Souls" by Louis Couperus
She let Allan's hints about some ominous new development slip way down the scale.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
We go up and down the scale, and beat time.
"The William Henry Letters" by Abby Morton Diaz
Doctor Scales stood gazing down at her for a few moments, and then stooping low, he laid his hand reverently upon her head.
"The Rosery Folk" by George Manville Fenn
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In poetry:

And the Hydra down in the ocean caves
Abode, a creature grim;
And the scaled Serpents huge and strong
Coiled up in the waters dim.
"The Fossil Elephant" by Mary Botham Howitt
When Justices hold equal scales,
And Rogues are only found in jails;
Then Little Boney he'll pounce down,
And march his men on London town!
Rollicum-rorum, etc.
"The Sergeant's Song" by Thomas Hardy
And then bespake the heire of Lynne
To John o' the Scales wife thus sayd hee,
Sayd "Dame, wilt thou not trust me one shott
That I may sit downe in this company?"
"The Heir Of Lynne" by Andrew Lang
Honey, I'll be fine," is it a wonder
If my mind speeds down blind alleys?
If the adage "Love is blind" has never seemed
So true? If, in a flash of blinding light
I see Justice drop her scales, yank off
"Blind" by Charles H Webb
From earth alone man wins his bread;
By earth alone are all things fed;
A fact we'll recognise when we grow calmer.
Justice for all may then prevail,
For farmers first, then down the scale
To the man who farms the man who farms the farmer.
"Frankenstein" by C J Dennis
Yon strenuous youth—a soul of thoughtful duty,
Clothed with heroic beauty—
Look how he scales, so high and clear aloof,
The tops of purpose to the sons of proof.
Death strikes the towering mark,
And slings his name for ever down the dark.
"The Churchyard: Night The Second" by Thomas Aird

In news:

US Troop Scale Down In Iraq.
It looks a lot like the old commercial model—but scaled down quite a bit and with a few important differences.
When shopping for an agent, you can try a similar, scaled-down audition.
ESPN's Adam Schefter breaks down the significance of the rookie wage scale when it comes to finalizing the collective bargaining agreement.
On Friday, September 16, you can down a pint to promote their good health at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas' "Scales and Ales " fundraiser.
Elmo, Cookie Monster and Grover have a new home near Washington as the National Children 's Museum is set to open in suburban Maryland - though initial plans have been scaled down considerably.
A Colorado woman has become a YouTube sensation for taping her dramatic tale of survival after sustaining a horrific ankle injury while scaling down the side of a Wyoming mountain.
This is not just a scaled-down version of one of Pro Comp 's truck tires.
The HD Mate Scaler converts different video formats and scales video up and down, according to Gefen.
Just scale it down a little.
Scaled-down frame-and- panel sets, like this new one from Freud, solve the problem.
If you need the piece further scaled down, there's also a mini version that's 18 inches shorter.
Mina Buc and her husband, Jim, owners of The Happy Place shop in Laguna Beach, are shutting down their operations and scaling it back to when they first started out as an online shop.
City planners have scaled back renovation plans at the Indianapolis City Market to meet their budget, but they hope to find more money down the road.
The scaled -down store is two-thirds the size of a typical Target store.
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In science:

Then K(φ) would represent a rotation in these variables, A(ξ ) a magnifier that scales x up to the factor m = exp(ξ/2) and p down by the same factor, and N (ν ) the action of a lens of power ν .
Simple trace criterion for classification of multilayers
Thus, in the generic situation at the scale φ (the scalar field has a dimension of mass) non-Abelian gauge group is broken down to Abelian which in the simplest SU (2) case is exactly that of electrodynamics.
String Theory or Field Theory?
Trφ2 i, Q and ˜Q are the vacuum values of the monopole supermultiplets and µ is the scale of violation of N = 2 down to N = 1.
String Theory or Field Theory?
We can write down the scaling function in several limiting regimes, without necessarily using the above ansatz for the specific functional form.
Scaling Properties of Random Walks on Small-World Networks
Now we can harvest the results of our RG analysis to write down scaling expressions, including the most important corrections, for key observables for the RRN and the x-y -model.
Corrections to Scaling in Random Resistor Networks and Diluted Continuous Spin Models near the Percolation Threshold
At very short distances however, physics is not known, and it seems unlikely that spacetime is a perfect continuum down to arbitrarily small scales.
Gauge Theory on the Fuzzy Sphere and Random Matrices
However, as noted above this does not allow us to reliably estimate the vacuum expectation value hF 2i, because the 1-loop approximation still breaks down before we reach the dynamical scale Λ characteristic of con finement 6 .
String Theory and the Vacuum Structure of Confining Gauge Theories
My work presented here shows a QSO power spectrum consistent with some of the microlensing models analyzed in ZBZ to time scales down to a week on a slope that matches that found by ZBZ for time scales of 1 –20 years.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
Following AZK, we write down the Boltzmann equation for matter neglecting gravity and hence only valid on small scales.
Stable Models of superacceleration
At our resolution, rotation curves have been resolved down to a fraction of the stellar disk scale lengths and (measured at 3.5 Rd ) range from 135 to 270 km/sec in amplitude.
Forming Disk Galaxies in Lambda CDM Simulations
Scaling these vectors down so that their norms become at most 1, we deduce the desired size of the section P ∩ E from the following theorem.
Beyond Hirsch Conjecture: walks on random polytopes and smoothed complexity of the simplex method
However at 600 Mpc, double of the possible lowest scale of large scale homogeneity we are down at m=+20.9.
On a Possible Indicator of Homogeneity of the Universe
For example, the complete statistics of the nonlocal kernel G are amenable to the present formalism, and will allow the extension of the statistics of non-affine deformations down to the mesh scale.
Elastic heterogeneity of soft random solids
We assume T3 and the overall scale T1 are already stabilized, while the last modulus to stabilize, T2, drives inflation while settling down to its minimum.
Roulette Inflation with K\"ahler Moduli and their Axions
As shown in the above, this SG state is homogeneous down to the nanometer scale and is thus not related to the so-called macroscopic phase separation often observed in polycristalline samples or some singlecrystals.
Coexistence of long-ranged charge and orbital order and spin-glass state in single-layered manganites with weak quenched disorder
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