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Scale could mean:


Scale (education): scale of enrollment

Chemistry and physics



  • The Hounsfield Scale is a linear transformation of the original linear attenuation coefficient measurement into one in which the radio-density of distilled water at standard pressure and temperature (STP) is defined as zero Hounsfield units (HU), while the radiodensity of air at STP is defined as -1000 HU.

Relative density or specific gravity

  • The Baumé scale measures specific gravity or relative density.
  • Brix scale / Degrees Brix (symbol °Bx) is the sugar content of an aqueous solution. One degree Brix is 1 gram of sucrose in 100 grams of solution and represents the strength of the solution as percentage by mass.
  • Plato scale
  • Twaddell scale


Earth science


  • Scale (economics)
  • Resource-Based Relative Value Scale, returns to scale


  • Scale (music)
  • Scale (string instruments)
  • Scale, an album by electronic artist Matthew Herbert

Scale models

Social science

  • Likert scale, questionnaire format
  • Phrase completion scales, questionnaire format


  • The Goldberg scale measures mania and depression.
  • The Liebowitz social anxiety scale measures the severity of social anxiety disorder.
  • The Medvedev-Sponheuer-Karnik scale and the Mercalli scale measure the intensity of earthquakes.
  • The Mohs scale of mineral hardness characterizes the scratch resistance of various minerals.
  • The Richter scale, a mathematical device to compare the size of earthquakes.
  • The Scoville Scale measures the hotness of peppers.
  • The Linke Scale measures the blueness of the sky. It is simply a set of eight cards are numbered 2 to 16, the odd numbers to be used by the observer if he judges the sky color to lie between any of the given shades. Also called blue-sky scale.
  • The Apgar Scale is determined by evaluating the newborn baby on five simple criteria on a scale from zero to two, then summing up the five values thus obtained. The resulting Apgar score ranges from zero to 10. The five criteria are summarized using words chosen to form a backronym (Appearance, Pulse, Grimace, Activity, Respiration).
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