A term which refers to relative size as compared to some constant such as the size of the human body.
Scale is the proportion which the model bears to the prototype. For example, an 87 feet platform will be represented by a 1 foot long model platform in 1/87 scale. See Model Scale
Proportion or measurement. Proportion is the relationship between specific parts in a work of art.
the size of a picture, plan, or model of a thing compared to the size of the thing itself
Refers to the size of objects in relation to one another and the human body; in faux finishes and decorating, good scale is the result of an eye-pleasing relationship between objects and the space they are used in.
Focusing method consisting of set of marks to indicate distances at which a lens is focused. May be engraved around the lens barrel, on the focusing control or on the camera body.
The size of something, relative to what it is a replica of, is known as the scale of the thing. For instance, 15mm is a popular scale for pre-20th Century historical wargaming, while 1/2400 is often used for modern naval miniatures. This is Figure Scale. Depending upon the rules being used, Figure Scale is often different from Ground Scale (that is, the scale of the playing field and terrain), and the Vertical Scale may be different again from the Ground Scale! The rules also state the Time Scale (that is, how much time each turn represents).
Relative ratio of map to ground distances.
Ratio or relationship of the distance on a map, chart, or photograph to the corresponding distance on the ground -- the real world.
The distance on a map that corresponds to the same points on the earth.
the ratio (difference) between the size of some object and a representation of that object. (Drawing Lesson 18)
The size of things on a model railroad relative to a real railroad. For example in HO models are 1/87th full size. For a full listing of scales and their sizes, refer to the NMRA Standards page here. http://www.nmra.org
any model that has been modeled from a real aircraft, such as a Piper Cub or P-51 Mustang.
The ratio in size between a model and its prototype, expressed as a fraction or a proportion (for example1/48 or 1:48 for O Scale).
A comparison of measurement on a map to measurement on the Earth, usually represented by a fraction or ratio. Also, a measure of detail in a map. Scale can be a difficult concept. Ecologists refer to efforts over a wide area as large scale, while geographers label efforts with greater detail over a smaller area as large scale. Geographers call this application large scale because the scale fraction (e.g., 1/24,000) is a larger number than broad area scales (i.e., 1:250,000 is a relatively small number compared to 1/24,000). This translates into confusion, especially in GIS where these two fields are merged. To circumvent this problem we use the terms fine scale for small area projects with higher detail and broad scale for large area projects with less detail.
Refers to the size of the design motif in printed fabric, from very small to very large.
The proportion in a representation (such as in a map or architectural plan) to actual size.
An option in the Format Picture dialog box that allows you to adjust the size of a picture by entering a percentage value.
cartography The ratio between a linear distance on a map and the surface being mapped.
the scale of a geographic map indicates,in practice, how much a portion of the Earth’s surface has been reduced in order to be represented on a sheet of paper. Generally it is expressed as the ratio between a distance on the map and it corresponding distance on the surface. The scale ratio used for a geographic map determines the information content and the dimension of the area that can reasonably be represented. They are defined as large scale maps (1:500, 1:1000, 1:2000), middle scale maps (1:5000, 1:10000) and small scale maps (from 1:25000 onwards).
The ratio of the sizes of a map and the actual planet it represents. (Kilometers per pixel in PDS MAP-A-PLANET)
The proportion of a model size to the full sized object. This can be noted as a fraction (3/16”), ratio (1:22.5), or a letter (HO scale). Often confused with Gauge in model railroads -- it is not the same as gauge.
An audio reviewer’s description of a system’s ability to reproduce an aural event with realistic impact and size, i.e. a massive orchestral crescendo.
In blueprints, or scaled drawings, the relationship of the documents to the actual size of the building
The ratio of the size of an object as drawn, to the actual size of the object. In an orthographic projection, all true length lines are drawn to this constant ratio, i.e. "to scale". Common scales are given in Appendix II.
Indicates size of the model. Most plastic models of mecha will come as 1/100 and 1/144. Every so often you will see 1/60s which are some of the biggest available. There is also a 1/225 for truly huge models, such as the SDF-1 of Macross fame. Resins and soft vinyl kits tend to come in the 1/6, 1/8 and 1/15 variety
The ratio of the doll' size to a person's size. For example, a one-quarter scale doll is 15" (5-foot) to 20" (6-foot, 6-inches).
Sized appropriately to fit a doll.
Relationship between the actual distance on the graph or map, and the represented units. Typically, actual distance is measured in pixels on the screen, or centimeters or inches on a printout. The represented units may be distance, time, percent, counts, ...
a proportionate size-down of the real car. Most RC models are 1/10th, 1/8th or 1/5th of the full-sized vehicle.
the relationship between the size or intensity of surface qualities which establishes a sense of relative proportion and emphasis.
a measure describing the resolution of a map, architectural plan, or some similar document. A map, for example, might be described as "1:250 000 scale". In general, 1: scale means that 1 unit of distance on the map or plan represents of the same units in fact. It doesn't matter what unit of distance is used, as long as it is the same in both cases. On a 1:250 000 scale map, 1 centimeter on the map represents 250 000 centimeters (exactly 2.5 kilometers) on the ground. On the same map, one inch on the map represents 250 000 inches (about 3.9457 miles) on the ground. The use of the terms "larger" and "smaller" referring to scale is often confusing. A 1: scale map has larger scale than a 1: scale map if is less than . For example, a 1:100 000 scale map has larger scale than a 1:250 000 scale map, and the same place or object will appear larger on the larger scale map. Mathematically, the notation 1: is simply another way of writing the ratio 1/.
The ratio or relationship between a distance or area on a map and the corresponding distance or area on the ground.
Refers to the relative proportion of a map or photograph to the real world location it represents.
The overall size of an animal.
A proportion in size. The most common scales are: Scale Proportion G 1/2" =1 ft. 1:24 1 3/8" =1 ft. 1:32 0 1/4" =1 ft. 1:48 HO 3.5mm =1 ft. 1:87.1 S 3/16" =1 ft. 1:64 TT 1/10" =1 ft. 1:120 N 1.9mm=1 ft. 1:160 Z 1.38mm=1 ft. 1:220
Map scale indicates how much the given area was reduced. For the same size map, features on a small-scale map (1:1,000,000) will be smaller than those on a large-scale map (1:1,200). ESRI, 1994
Increase or decrease the size of a picture when it is output. See also: picture crop
to increase or decrease the size of an object proportionally.
The relationship between a distance on the ground and the distance on the map. For example, the scale 1:100,000 means that one unit of distance (e.g. an inch or millimeter) on the map equals 100,000 of these units on the Earth's surface.
The relative size at which a model is reproduced, indicated by how many units length of the original one unit of the model corresponds to. So for example, a 1/72 scale aircraft means that 1cm of the model equals 72cm of the original. Common indicators for scale include 1/72 and 1:72, but they all mean the same thing.
The ratio, printed on a chart, of the distance between any two points on the chart to the distance between the same two points on the earth's surface. E.g., 1 inch on a 1:80,000 scale chart represents 80,000 inches on the earth's surface (about 1.26 statute miles, or 1.10 nautical miles).
The size or apparent size of an object seen in relation to other objects, people or its environment or format. Also used to refer to the quality of monumentality found in some objects regardless of their size. In architectural drawings, the ration of the measurements in the drawing to the measurements in the building.
The size or apparent size of an object observed in relation to objects in its environment. A distinctive relative size proportion, or degree, as in architectural drawing.
A proportion between two sizes of an object (as between those of a drawing and its original).
The proportional relationship between a linear measurement on a map and the distance it represents on the Earth's surface.
the ratio between the size of something and a representation of it; "the scale of the map"; "the scale of the model"
size or measure according to a scale; "This model must be scaled down"
a mapping between numbers and a property of an object or a set of objects possessing that property
an important aspect of a map because it allows comparison between an actual distance and the distance represented on a map
an ordered set of values, continuous or discrete, or a set of categories to which the attribute is mapped
The ratio of the distance measured on a map to that measured on the ground between the same two points. In Britain, most map scales are now metric and are shown, for example, as 1:50,000, which represents a scale of 1cm = 50,000 cm (or 500 metres). Often, the difference between large and small map scales is confused. The larger the ratio, the smaller the map scale. Therefore, a map of the world, would have a very small scale, whereas a map of a town centre, will have a large scale. A more complete explanation is available in the Standards Section.
RWX command to change the size of the model
The measure of distance on a map as it compares to actual distance on the earth's surface.
On a map, a ratio showing the relationship between a unit of distance on the map and the actual distance in the same unit of measurement on the ground
ratio or fraction between the distance represented on a map, chart, photograph, etc., and the corresponding distance on the surface of the earth.
A representative fraction of a paper map distance to ground distance. Example: 1:12,000 is the representative fraction in which one unit of measure on the map is equal to 12,000 of the same units of measure on the ground. FEMA map scales are expressed in a ratio of 1" of map distance equal to a given number of feet on the ground.
generally used in art to refer to the "size" of something in relationship to some system of measurement.
refers to the ratio of the size of the model railroad to that of the prototype. HO scale is 1/87 reduced from full size; N scale 1/160 that of the real railroad.
The relative size of a plan, drawing, or model.
A term referring to the size of objects in relation to each other and the human body; in decorating, good scale is the result of an eye-pleasing relationship between furnishings and other objects, and the space in which they are used.
the proportionate size relationship between an object and the surroundings in which the object is placed.
The size of things on a model railroad relative to things on a real railroad. For example, in the most popular scale, HO, models are 1/87th full size.
Ratio or fraction between distance on a map, chart, or photograph and the corresponding distance on the ground.
To reduce or increase a model's size.
the distance between the saddle and the nut.
The relative size or weight of an object compared to a constant size or weight.
a quantitative measure of efficiency. The scale of a crease pattern is the ratio between the length of a folded flap and the length of its corresponding edge in the tree graph.
A series of spaces marked by regular lines to measure distance
A principle of design referring to the relative size of an area or object in relation to its surroundings.
A tool to change the size of the selected polygons. One can scale larger or smaller, from the center of the polys or from the ATP, and in one or more axes.
Ratio of distances on a map to those same distances on the earth's surface.
The comparative size of a thing in relation to another like thing or its ‘normal' or ‘expected size.' Scale can refer to an entire work of art or to elements within it.
The size of structure as it appears to the pedestrian.
the distance between two points on a map as they relate to the distance between those same points on the earth. A map in large scale (e.g. 1:5,000) covers a smaller area in greater detail. A small-scale map (e.g 1:1,000,000) covers a larger surface area in smaller detail.
The ratio of distance between the "real" distances on the earth and the distance on the map. Example 1inch = 24,000 feet.
The ratio of a distance on a photograph or map to its corresponding distance on the ground. The scale of a photograph varies from point to point because of displacements caused by tilt and relief, but is usually taken as f/H, where f is the principal distance (focal length) of the camera and H is the height of the camera above mean ground elevation. Scale may be expressed as a ratio 1:24000; a representative fraction, 1/24 000; or an equivalence, 1 inch = 2000 feet.
The scale of a map is the ratio between the distance between two points found on the map as compared to the actual distance between these points in the real world.
Scale refers to the size of a model relative to its full-sized or 1:1 (one-to-one) counterpart. For example, a 1/25th scale model is 1/25th the size of the full-sized vehicle. Some of the more popular scales in the model car world are 1/8, 1/12, 1/18, 1/24, 1/25, 1/32, 1/43, and 1/64.
Relationship existing between a distance on a map, chart, or photograph and the corresponding distance on the Earth.
Size in relation to some “normal” or constant size. Compare with proportion.
the proportion or ratio of a painted object's size to the original object being depicted.
How we perceive a space, buildings or building elements in relation to the size of elements around it, our experience of comparative elements - often in relation to the human figure.
proportion, or a size relationship of all of the parts in a design to each other and to the whole.
The relationship between distance on a map and the corresponding distance on the ground. For example, a map with a scale of 1:50,000 means that 1 unit of measurement on the map equals 50,000 equivalent units on the ground.
the relationship of an object to another object; the relationship of the size of a drawing to the size of the actual object
The ratio between the size of features shown on a map and the physical reality which they represent. The scale on USGS maps is shown both via a scale bar and a numeric ratio. For example, if a map has a scale of 1:24,000, 1 inch on the map equals 24,000 inches on the Earth (2000 feet). Since there are 63,363 inches in a mile, a map with a scale of 1:63,360 is 1 inch=1 mile.
The way that mapmakers reduce the real size of cities, rivers, and mountains to sizes that fit on paper. On a map, the scale may show one inch equaling 500 miles. If one city is two inches from another city, the cities are 1,000 miles apart.
Refers to the size of objects in relation to one another and to the human body. In decorating, good scale is the result of eye-pleasing relationships between furnishings and other objects and the space they are used in.
The ratio or fraction between the distance on a map, chart or photograph and the corresponding distance in the real world.
The proportions or measured differences in size between an actual object and its representation.
the spatial relationship among structures along a street or block front, including height, bulk, and yard relationships. proportional relationship of the size of parts to one another and to the human figure — architectural: the perceived relative height and bulk of a building relative to that of neighboring buildings — pedestrian: the perceived size of a building relative to a human being. A building is considered to have "good" pedestrian scale if there is an expression of human activity or use that indicates the building's size
The distance ratio measured on a map to that distance measured on the ground between the same two points. For example if one cm on a map equals 1,000,000 cm in the real world the map scale would be 1:1,000,000. This scale of 1:1,000,000 on the map would be considered small scale compared to a map with a scale of 1:1,000
The relative size of a motif or layout. Details...
(1) A graduated instrument that allows a measurer to determine linear distances from paper floor plans that are drawn to scale for the purposed of calculating floor areas. Sometimes incorrectly referred to as a "ruler" (2) The ratio between a drawing of a floor and the size of the actual floor it represents. Most commercial buildings are drawn at a scale of 1/8” = 1'-0”, called “eighth scale”. Small buildings and houses are most often drawn at “quarter scale
The proportion between two sets of dimensions. On building plans, the house is drawn smaller than the actual house, but in scale, so that the proportions are the same. For example, when the scale is expressed as Â¼â€ = 1â€™-0â€, Â¼ inch on the drawing equals 1 foot on the actual house.
The relationship of the size of a building or object to the size of a human being. Grand or large scale implies a size out of proportion to human size, while small or intimate scale implies the opposite.
In computer systems, to grow or support growth in such a way that all capabilities of the system remain in constant ratio to each other. For example, a storage subsystem whose data transfer capacity increases by the addition of buses as its storage capacity increases by the addition of disks is said to be scalable. (Provided by SNIA)
A repeatable method of assigning an attribute to categories (often referred to as "the scale"). The four most common scales are nominal, ordinal, interval, and ratio.
To proportionately increase or decrease in size. The aspect ratio should be preserved if the object has been scaled properly.
the size of a model compared to the real thing
Technologies 'scale' when they work as well for many customers as they do for a few. Business models 'scale' by adding customers quickly while limiting additional costs.
To change the size of a character or image by altering it proportionally.
The ratio of the distance on an image to the equivalent distance on the ground.
Refers to the size (or type) of units within which observations are made (e.g., trees, forest stands, landscapes). Senescence: Deterioration and death associated with advanced age. Snag: A standing dead tree from which the top has broken off. Special Places 2000: Alberta government process initiated in 1995 for the completion of the protected area system in Alberta. Based primarily on the representation of landforms. Stand: A unit of forest classification generally based on the type and age of the dominant tree vegetation (e.g., 80-year aspen stand). Most stands are initiated through disturbance events such as fire. Succession: Process of stand development over time involving tree maturation and death and changes in species composition. The predictable patterns of change, which are unique for each stand type, are referred to as successional trajectories or paths.
The ratio of the distance on a map, globe, or drawing to the actual distance.
The ratio of distance measured on a map to the corresponding distance on the ground.
Scale is the relative size of one part of a landscape to another. Scale may be the proportion or ratio of size to other components in the landscape.
The ratio of the distance on a map, photograph, or image to the corresponding image on the ground, all expressed in the same units.
A ratio that indicates the size of the area that a map represents. Large scale - More detailed, smaller area e.g. 1:2 500 Small scale - Less detailed, larger area e.g. 1: 1 000 000 Here are some examples of different scales.
The ratio of a distance on an aerial photograph, map or plan sheet to its actual counterpart on the ground. Scale may be expressed as a ratio (1:24 000), a representative fraction (1/24 000), or an equivalence (1cm = 24 000cm). The photographic scale is generally taken as “f/h” where “f” is the principal distance of the camera and “h” is the height of the camera above mean ground elevation in metric.
To change the size of an object while maintaining its shape. Most graphics software, particularly vector-based packages, allow you to scale objects freely. A map scale is a ratio representing the relationship between a specified distance on a map and the actual distance on the ground. For example, at the scale of 1:50,000, 1 unit of measurement on the map equals 50 000 units of the same measurement on the ground. Map scale is frequently expressed as a representative fraction and graphically as a bar scale.
(1) The relative size of an object. (2) A set of marks to indicate distances at which a lens is focused, often engraved near the focusing ring on a lens.
A measurement system for models. For figures kits, scale is expressed as a ratio--i.e. 1:6 scale means 1 inch on the model is equal to 6 inches. Thus, a 6-foot (72 inches) tall man would be 1 foot tall at 1:6 scale (72 Ö 6 = 12). Likewise, a 6-foot tall man would be 14.4 inches tall at 1:5 scale (72 Ö 5 = 14.4). Some smaller figures (such as military, historical and gaming figures) are measure in millimeters.
To change the size of text, icons, menus, mouse pointers, etc..
The ratio between actual distance and that same distance represented in a map.
The size of an object in relation to things around it.
Relative size, as in a fabric pattern.
The size of an object; the size of a work of art.
The map scale shows the ratio of the distance measured on the map compared to the actual measurement on the ground. In the UK most map scales are metric and are shown, for example, as 1:50,000 which represents a scale of 1cm equal to 50,000 cm. Please see our Map Tools page for further information on adjusting the map scale.
Refers to a toy's size in reference to real-life size. (that is, 1/64th, 1/32nd)
The size of an object, or comparisons between a drawing size and the actual size of a piece.
to contract or enlarge a bitmapped image to achieve a required output size
The relative size of an object when compared to others of its kind, to its environment, or to humans.
The ratio between the size of the models and the size of the prototype. This can be expressed either as a ratio or as so many millimetres per foot (or fractions of an inch per foot for American models). Usually only applicable to the rolling stock and buildings as the rest of the scenery is usually condensed to fit the available space.
A proportion used in determining a dimensional relationship; the ratio of the distance between two points on a map and the actual distance between the two points on the earth's surface.
To change the dimensions of a picture, keeping it in proportion to its original size.
Indication of relative size of a diecast vehicle. Sometimes indicated with a slash, as in "1/18" scale or a colon, as in "1:18". See the Guide to Scale for a more in depth look.
expresses the relationship between distance on the map and the true distance on the Earth's surface.
The relationship between a distance on a map and the corresponding distance on the earth. Often used in the form 1:24,000, which means that one unit of measurement on the map equals 24.000 of the same units on the earth's surface.
The proportion of a model in relation to its real-life counterpart. HO (Â“aitch-ohÂ”) scale is the most popular model railroading scale, with a proportion of 1:87, or 1â„87th of actual size. The second-most popular scale is N (1:160). Large scale can range from 1:32 to 1:20.3, with 1:22.5 the most popular. All large scale trains use the same track gauge. Other common scales in North America are O (1:48), S (1:64), and Z (1:220).
the degree of reduction necessary to represent portions of the Earth's surface at understandable sizes, commonly stated as a ratio (representative fraction) of distance on the map to distance on the ground. Large-scale maps depict small tracts of land often in great detail. Small-scale maps depict larger areas in less detail.
Relative size, proportion. Used to determine measurements or dimensions within a design or work of art.
A term with two meanings. Scale may mean the relationship in size between a model and the original, for instance, “1/12 scale, 1/5 scale, etc.” However, scale can also refer to the model’s trueness to the original’s looks and/or features. Exact scale models are rare; most scale models include at least some design compromises. Exact- (true-, precise-) scale models would be the most authentic, followed by scale, sport-scale and stand-off scale (i.e., “looks more authentic when you stand off a ways”).
The ratio of a distance on a map, globe, model, photograph, etc., to its corresponding distance on the ground or another graphical representation.
The ratio between something real and the represented image of it. For example a scale of 1:4 represents something a quarter of its original size.
The relationship of the length between two points as shown on a map and the distance between the same two points on the Earth.
The relationship between the size of an object on a map and its size in the real world
The proportion or ratio between a map measurement and the corresponding measurement in the real world. Map scale is usually expressed as a ratio, such as 1:24,000, which means that a measurement of one unit on the map represents 24,000 units in the real world.
This refers to the relative size of an item.
The geographic property of being reduced by the representative fraction. Scale is usually depicted on a map or can be calculated from features of known size.
(1) a series of marks at regular intervals for the purpose of measuring (scale of an instrument, for example, a thermometer) (2) system of units for measuring ( 3) proportion between the size of something and the map, diagram, etc. which represents it (4) order of magnitude of a phenomenon or of a meteorological parameter.
The ratio of distance on a map over the corresponding distance on the ground. The scale is represented 1:M or 1/M, where M is called scale denominator. The larger scale is, the more detail is described in the map with higher accuracy.
Relative size; proportion of a piece to its surroundings.
1. A proportion between two sets of dimensions, as between those of a drawing and its original; for example, the scale of a drawing may be expressed as 1/4 inch = one foot. 2. A measuring tool used by architects and engineers in preparing drawings to a proportionate scale. 3. To measure a drawing with a scale. 4. Either pan or tray of a balance. 5. To climb, as a ladder. 6. A series of graduated marked spaces for measuring something, as on a thermometer. 7. Rust occurring in thin layers. 8. Hard deposit of minerals on heater coils and pool surfaces.
also called sizing, to change the size of a graphical image without distorting its shape. Most vector oriented graphics programs allow for scaling by selecting the image and dragging a corner handle diagonally.
(1) The ratio of the size of an object in a representation (drawing) of the object to the actual size of the object; the ratio of the distance on a map to the actual distance (e.g., the scale on a map is 1 inch:10 miles); (2) an instrument used to measure an objectâ€™s mass.
(n) A measuring tool used to calculate distances on a technical drawing. Scale can refer to both the physical tool, similar to a ruler, and the mathematical ratio used to calculate the size difference between the actual object and the drawn representation of the object. Scale lines in a visualization map the scale values to the graphic figure.
The concept of scale is applicable if a system is represented proportionally by another system. For example, for a scale model of an object, the ratio of corresponding lengths is a dimensionless scale, e.g. 1:25; this scale is larger than 1:50.
Spatial scale provides a "shorthand" form for discussing relative lengths, areas, distances and sizes. A microclimate, for instance, is one which might occur in a mountain valley or near a lakeshore, whereas a megatrend is one which involves the whole planet.
An important property of a map is the scale. It can be indicated by a scale bar and/or a ratio 1:n. This enables the map user to measure a distance on the map and determine the distance on the ground.