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Scale

Payment of different rates of interest on CDs of varying maturities. A bank is said to "post a scale." Commercial paper dealers also post scales.

Scale

The range of prices at which an underwriter offers to place with investors a serial bond, where the individual bonds have different maturities.

scale

The schedule of yields (or prices) at which a serial bond issue is offered to the public by the underwriter. The schedule reflects yields at the various maturities being offered. Also called offering scale. See also inverted scale, preliminary scale.

scale

The relationship between measurements on a plan or map and the dimensions of the physical object represented.One inch might represent 10 feet or 10 miles.Topographic maps contain two scales,one for distance and one for change in elevation.

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No one had any new insights into a 2-year-old war that has killed more than 300,000 people, much less an understanding of men who slit pigs' throats, practicing as simply as one might play scales on a musical instrument, before moving on to humans.
Yet he could still play scales on the piano, and until his death in 1937, he derived the same joy as always from listening to music.
A pianist, for example, learns to play scales in stages.