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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Reducing-scale a scale used by surveyors for reducing chains and links to acres and roods
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. reducĕre, reductumre-, back, ducĕre, to lead.


In literature:

The trap is simply arranged, and may be constructed on a reduced scale for smaller birds, if desired.
"Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making" by William Hamilton Gibson
I'll try to run the factory a while longer on a reduced scale, if I only meet expenses.
"The Portion of Labor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Pythagoras reduced the musical scale to a mathematical science.
"Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers" by Elbert Hubbard
This reduces the number of tones in the scale to seven.
"Music Notation and Terminology" by Karl W. Gehrkens
The stems are in most cases leafless, using the term in a popular sense; the leaves, if present at all, being generally reduced to minute scales.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
The engraving here given is a careful reproduction of one of them on a reduced scale, and will give a faint outline of their beauty.
"The Nursery, No. 109, January, 1876, Vol. XIX." by Unknown
It was so reduced on the great scale before me that I can find no simile to convey an idea of it.
"Up in the Clouds" by R.M. Ballantyne
Scales, for measurement and drawing, 32. reducing, 175.
"Mechanical Drawing Self-Taught" by Joshua Rose
The balance of power was thus reduced to the opposing scales of Great Britain and France, and for five years so remained.
"Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812" by Alfred Thayer Mahan
In irritated silence he reduced the viewscope dimensions to scale, and snapped a picture of the whole island.
"Eight Keys to Eden" by Mark Irvin Clifton
They proposed to return Sam Choon's goods unused, and to pay for anything they could not restore on this reduced scale.
"The Woodlands Orchids" by Frederick Boyle
A reduced copy was published with the Report, and to a still more reduced scale has been reproduced in other places.
"The Eruption of Vesuvius in 1872" by Luigi Palmieri
Celilo Falls is a replica on a reduced scale of the Horse-shoe cataract at Niagara.
"Down the Columbia" by Lewis R. Freeman
The garrison was soon put on a scale of still more reduced rations.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. IV (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
As for the Lives of the Great, I could easily adjust Monsieur Bon Papa's spyglass and reduce them to scale.
"Memoirs of a Midget" by Walter de la Mare
Reduce the scale in imagination and the smallest object may be endowed with grandeur, for all such conceptions are subjective.
"The Alps" by Martin Conway
The individual represented was first photographed on a sufficiently reduced scale to allow him to enter the bottle.
"Photographic Amusements, Ninth Edition" by Walter E. Woodbury and Frank R. Fraprie
Scale reduced to 6/10.
"A Study of Splashes" by Arthur Mason Worthington
Hence the idea of a scale for reducing its value had arisen.
"The Journal of the Debates in the Convention which framed the Constitution of the United States, Volume II (of 2)" by James Madison
Everywhere we find the hills of Rome reproduced on a reduced scale.
"Old Rome" by Robert Burn

In news:

If Commissioner Stern really wanted high school players to attend college, he would reduce the number of years players are subject to the below-market salaries mandated by the rookie scale.
Moody's Investors Services reduced the township's bond rating from Aa2 to Aa3, dropping it one notch on the company's scale.
Could the popular $250,000-$500,000 tax-free exclusion of capital gains on sales of homes be a target in any broad-scale, post-election effort to reduce the federal debt and deficit.
Press Releases Symantec Helps Enterprises Confidently Adopt Virtualization and Significantly Reduce Storage Costs with Scale-out NAS Solution.
Despite this observation, previous randomised trials had indicated that cholesterol-lowering statin therapy reduces the risk of stroke, but large-scale prospective confirmation has been needed.
Panasonic to Reduce Plasma Plant and Scale Back TV Production.
Virginia Scales Back I-95 Toll Plans The Virginia Department of Transportation has reduced the number of toll points requested in its application to the US Department of Transportation to toll I-95.
This reduced footprint allows dairymen to take advantage of economies of scale.
WASHINGTON — Could the popular $250,000-$500,000 tax-free exclusion of capital gains on sales of homes be a target in any broad-scale, post-election effort to reduce the federal debt and deficit.
Scaling back regulations and reducing the federal debt will help Americans pull themselves out of this mess.
Modular, Robotic Dispenser for Small-Scale Work Cells Reduces Payback Time, Builds In Flexibility.

In science:

M (k) is the kth moment of magnetization, t, τ = (T − Tc )/Tc, L and b are time, reduced temperature, linear size of the lattice and scaling factor respectively. β and ν are the well known static critical exponents.
Critical dynamics and universality of the random-bond Potts ferromagnet with tri-distributed quenched disorders
In Fig. 2 we present a scaling plot of the reduced cluster size distribution, where a data collapse can be obtained with a fractal dimension of df ≈ 1.8.
The Random-bond Potts model in the large-q limit
Scaling plot of the reduced size distribution of the largest cluster at the critical point of the RBPM at ω = 0.4 for different finite systems. A data collapse is obtained with a fractal dimension of df ≈ 1.8.
The Random-bond Potts model in the large-q limit
The thermal feedback model studied by K2002 is effective in reducing the masses/luminosities of galaxies but fails to reproduce the X-ray scaling relations of groups.
The impact of galaxy formation on X-ray groups
For example, using large-scale structure information to reduce the residual ns -ΩB h2 degeneracy in the current CMB data would also increase the precision of the YP determination.
Precision Primordial $^4$He Measurement with CMB Experiments
Had we investigated yet a shorter time scale, still taking T → ∞, the resulting reduced-order systems are typically dissipative [3, 2].
Coarse graining and control theory model reduction
If w 6= 0, this symmetry is reduced to O(D), the group of orthogonal rotations in the replica space. A particular scaling symmetry of the Hamiltonian will be important as we go along.
Corrections to Scaling in Random Resistor Networks and Diluted Continuous Spin Models near the Percolation Threshold
Such a scaling plot is shown in Fig. 7, where a nice scaling collapse of the data for an intermediate range of reduced distances R/N 1/dh is observed.
The Harris-Luck criterion for random lattices
As was discussed in, further assumptions about the physics relevant at a high energy scale can reduce the number of parameters and even lead to relations among the low energy observables.
Neutrino Phenomenology -- the case of two right handed neutrinos
Thus, with z > 1, the asymptotic density P (∞) (X, t) is time-independent and reduces to its scaling function f (∞) (X ).
Iterated random walk
First, we scaled the lattice twice by taking 4 block spins to reduce thermal noise.
Domain Growth in Random Magnets
In the case with n = 2, α = 1 and β = γ = 0, the Lagrangian (3.1) is reduced to the bosonic part of BFSS matrix theory by setting R = gls = 1.21) Here R is the compactification radius, g is the string coupling constant and ls is the string length scale.
Dynamical Theory of Generalized Matrices
The authors concluded that once ∆t ≪ 1/γ, Γ(tM, t0 ) scales with g 2, while for ∆t & 1/γ, BB pulses are still capable of partially reducing noise due to a fast fluctuator, but are mostly inefficient against slow fluctuators.
Dynamical control of qubit coherence: Random versus deterministic schemes
By repeating the singlet formation process, the energy scale of the effective Hamiltonian is reduced. (b) The random singlet state.
Transverse Meissner Physics of Planar Superconductors with Columnar Pins
We also showed that as we reduce the energy scale of the Hamiltonian, and place vortices onto pairs of pinning sites that are increasingly far apart, the effective tilt, heff per site also increases.
Transverse Meissner Physics of Planar Superconductors with Columnar Pins