Meaning of SCALE in English

SCALE

I

In music, primary pitches of a key or mode arranged within an octave.

Scales are distinguished by the pattern of the interval s between adjacent notes. A scale can be seen as an abstraction from melody

that is, the pitches of a melody arranged in stepwise order.

II

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{{link=Richter scale">Richter scale

San Jose scale

scale insect

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