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Scaling

How the characteristics of an object change as you change the size of your measuring device. For a three dimensional object, it could be the volume of an object covered as you increase the radius of a covering sphere. In a times series, it could be the change in the amplitude of the time series as you increase the increment of time.

Scaling

The change in size of a measurable object accomplished when one of its dimensions is enlarged or shrunk. For example, given a rectangle, if one changes the length and/or width, this will by definition change the measure of its area.
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Scaling and polishing of the teeth will reduce gingivitis and bleeding and will prevent periodontitis.
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The equation gave the researchers a way to compare organisms with different body temperatures--a person and a crab, or a lizard and a sycamore tree--and thereby enabled the team not just to confirm previously known scaling laws but also to discover new ones.
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The fundamental goal of scaling is to minimize errors when information collected at one scale is used to estimate properties at another scale (e.g., using information about individual leaves to estimate properties of a canopy).
Tamir & Lunetta (1977) compared the use of ipsative and normative scaling of cognitive preference tests.
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A particular focus of these efforts will be to demonstrate the merits of Windows-based "vertical scaling"--running applications in a single, expandable environment--for high-performance computing solutions.
Scaling is set so that the same result should be obtained from both instruments.
Although filmmakers continue to ignore scaling laws, scientists have known about them for hundreds of years.