Meaning of SCALE in English
( n. )
The graduated series of all the tones, ascending or descending, from the keynote to its octave; -- called also the gamut. It may be repeated through any number of octaves. See Chromatic scale, Diatonic scale, Major scale, and Minor scale, under Chromatic, Diatonic, Major, and Minor.
Webster's Revised Unabridged English Dictionary. Пересмотренный полный словарь английского языка Webster. 2012