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scale of measurement


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n scale of measurement an ordered reference standard "judging on a scale of 1 to 10"
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  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
    “Measure not by the scale of perfection the meager product of reality.”


In literature:

The distances even of the few stars found to have measurable parallaxes are on a scale entirely beyond the powers of the human mind to conceive.
"A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century" by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
No accurate measure of effort, skill, or efficiency is open if we refuse the scale of the market itself.
"The Evolution of Modern Capitalism" by John Atkinson Hobson
She then compares the 3 kinds of excellence, measured on this mystic scale.
"A Tangled Tale" by Lewis Carroll
The act gave me strange sensations, as if the sky had lowered, or I had risen; the sense of having lost the usual scale of measurement.
"The Gates Between" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
It has scale; it imposes its own standard of measurement.
"The Painter in Oil" by Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
This is a scale easily understood, by which all the other sections of productive revenue can be measured.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
This is a scale easily understood, by which all the other sections of productive revenue can be measured.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Volume III. 1791-1804" by Thomas Paine
These values we cannot measure in scales or figure out by the four processes of arithmetic.
"Letters from a Father to His Son Entering College" by Charles Franklin Thwing
Another scale of measurement appeared.
"The Wave" by Algernon Blackwood
He weighed measures, men and things in the unerring scales of justice.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
The movement of the upper line in relation to the lower will then show the offset, which can be measured with a scale.
"Turning and Boring" by Franklin D. Jones
The bell is first designed on paper according to the scale of measurement.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 5" by Various
I wonder where Jim Long would place him in the scale of Trafton weights and measures?
"Out of a Labyrinth" by Lawrence L. Lynch
The graded "product scales," however, represent a definite step toward the measurement of many of these specific capacities.
"Vocational Psychology: Its Problems and Methods" by Harry L. Hollingworth
Such personal knowledge is the best of all measuring scales.
"The Alps" by Martin Conway
Of course coming from a lumbering family, I don't need to tell you that scaling means measuring the timber that is cut.
"The Ranger Boys Outwit the Timber Thieves" by Claude A. Labelle
Invented the absolute scale of temperature: also many practical electrical measuring instruments.
"Physics" by Willis Eugene Tower
These were on a small scale but with exceptionally accurate means of measurement.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 1" by Various
If we are to compare these rates of temperature change, we must have some definite scale of measurement.
"Practical Exercises in Elementary Meteorology" by Robert DeCourcy Ward
He will hold the Scales of Justice, he will measure praise and blame, And the South will stand the verdict, and will stand it without shame.
"The Dixie Book of Days" by Matthew Page Andrews

In news:

This is unrealistic, but it shows how taking the scale out of planar alignment can distort the accuracy of measurement.
Johan Huibers, a wealthy Dutch Christian, has built a full-scale replica of Noah's ark according to the measurements given in the Bible.
"After eight weeks, we saw a 20-point improvement in fatigue in cancer patients, measured on a 100 point, standardized fatigue scale," according to researcher Debra Barton, PhD, of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center.
The fund's Value Line Risk Rank, a measure of volatility, is 3 on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the least volatile and 5 the most.
Some of them achieved a measure of success by adding keys to the trumpet, so it could play all the notes of the scale, even in its lowest register.
This paper describes a heuristics-based system for automatic measurement of syntactic complexity using the revised Developmental Level (D-Level) Scale (Rosenberg and Abbeduto, 1987.
The astronomer proposed the Celsius temperature scale, which has become, after a flop and some tweeks, the standard measurement for temperature in almost every nation of the world.
A failed measure will shutter four of 28 Contra Costa Fire District stations in January, close up to another half-dozen by 2015 and scale back responses to low-priority calls.
The scale of the operation can only be measured in thousands of tons and cubic yards and it's only a fraction of the construction debris coming out of the New York City area in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Front-end Loader Scales Deliver a Measure of Precision.
This scale measures many aspects of patient function (such as difficulty walking or breathing) that may fluctuate from day to day.
'Men and women are measured on a different scale,' says writer of hit TV series Borgen.
The original Fujita Scale was imagined as a range from F0 to F12, serving as a link between the Beaufort Scale (which measures the strength of winds at sea) and the Mach Scale (which is used to scale the speed of sound ).
Both of these scales approximate the wind speeds and measure the amount of damage inflicted.
Measured on my ordinary digital fish scale, the APC prop produced 13 pounds of thrust, an improvement of 1 1/2 pounds over the Menz prop .

In science:

West, ”Comments on the Renormalization Group, Scaling and Measures of Complexity”, Chaos, Solitons and Fractals, these Proceedings. M.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
The whole range of quantity values from 0 to ∞ can be covered by an infinite hierarchy of measurement apparatuses where just off scale for the j th apparatus corresponds to detection for the j + 1st.
Towards a Coherent Theory of Physics and Mathematics: The Theory-Experiment Connection
Exclusion processes 1[η (x) = 1, η (y ) = 0] (f (ηxy ) − f (η )) p(x, y ), Another interesting application of Theorem 1 is for limits of invariant measures for exclusions processes, with the same scaling of the interaction range as in Section 4.
A Thinning Analogue of de Finetti's Theorem
Studying the kinematics of the giant stellar stream around the M 31, Ibata et al. (2004) measured the mass of Andromeda halo on the scale of 125 kpc.
The Local Group and other neighboring galaxy groups
All the length scales are measured in units of the lattice constant a.
Magnetotransport in inhomogeneous magnetic fields
Eq.(2.9) by measuring the relative scaling of the physical Higgs mass squared m2 H vs. the zero-momentum susceptibility.
Large logarithmic rescaling of the scalar condensate: a subtlety with substantial phenomenological implications
Since the molecular symmetry is identical and the molecules are static at the time scale of the spectroscopic measurements, vibrational and electronic spectra are independent of the crystal structure.
Static and dynamic Jahn-Teller effect in the alkali metal fulleride salts A4C60 (A = K, Rb, Cs)
First, their analysis assumed that the dust shell did not have significant structure on the scale of the stellar diameter; if that were not the case, then the angular measurement might have included part of the dust shell.
Bringing VY Canis Majoris Down to Size: An Improved Determination of Its Effective Tempeature
If we assume that we are able to measure values of tr (W ρ) with accuracy ǫ then we can, depending on the scaling of ǫ with N, tell for which values of m the detection of entanglement is possible.
Detecting entanglement of random states with an entanglement witness
The nature of the accelerometers used in this work limits accurate displacement measurement to time scales of at most 10 seconds or frequencies of at least 0.1 Hz.
Study of the Dynamics of Large Reflector Antennas with Accelerometers
Actually this result can be seen as a purely entropic contribution, and in particularly implies via Eqs.(5,6) the trivial scaling of the exponents τq = q − 1, corresponding to the totally delocalized Boltzmann-Gibbs measure.
On statistical mechanics of a single particle in high-dimensional random landscapes
This explains the REM-like behavior also on the finer scale of the Gibbs measure.
On a nonhierarchical version of the Generalized Random Energy Model. II. Ultrametricity
For the definition of the measures σn and τn the appropriate scaling of the cocycle is then n−1/d instead of n−1/2 .
Recurrence of the twisted planar random walk
However, on the scale of clusters, the WMAP3 concentrations may actually be too low compared to observational constraints from X-ray measurements and from gravitational lensing.
Concentration, Spin and Shape of Dark Matter Haloes as a Function of the Cosmological Model: WMAP1, WMAP3 and WMAP5 results
Using (4.40) for the Λ2 ’s at scale L2 and in Λ, Lemma B, we obtain an upper bound on k[T θ′ N ]−1k except for a set of θ ′ of measure smaller than e−O(Lσ 2 ) .
Quasi-periodic solutions of nonlinear random Schr\"odinger equations