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Is the Government aware of the full scale of the problem?
This is sculpture on a grand scale.
The scale of production in the factory has increased this year.
The rich are at the top of the social scale.
At the other end of the scale are worms and the tiny sea creatures.
the Celsius scale of temperature
We were told to rate the films on a scale of 1 to 10.
The salary scale is £22,086 to £32,311.
the vertical scale on the graph
This map has a scale of 1:20,000.
a scale of a half-inch to the mile
a pair/set of scales
He weighed himself on the bathroom scales.
She was practising scales on her new piano.