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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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The medium used in slowing light by a factor of 20 million was a cluster of atoms called a "Bose-Einstein condensate" chilled to a temperature of roughly 50-billionths of a degree above absolute zero (that's zero on the Kelvin scale), far colder than the depths space, and was then coupled with a brief pulse of tuned laser light.
It is called absolute zero and the scale most often used is the Kelvin scale, which is the Celsius scale shifted by approximately 273[degrees].
Coaxing a gas to a negative temperature on the Kelvin scale has produced, paradoxically, the hottest temperature ever measured.
Quiz of the Day ANSWERS: 1 A hand-blown glass for ale or wine; 2 The Kelvin scale; 3 The Yangtze; 4 The halibut; 5 London Bridge; 6 Gary; 7 Deadly nightshade; 8 Atlanta, 1996; 9 The harvesting of the first wheat; 10 The Carry On films.
Kelvin:The metric unit of temperature comes from the Kelvin scale named after the Scottish physicist William Kelvin who was a professor at Glasgow university.