Definition of to scale in English:

to scale


  • With a uniform reduction or enlargement.

    ‘it is hard to build models to scale from a drawing’
    • ‘Draw it to scale on graph paper which you can find at your local discount store.’
    • ‘The hugely impressive peace garden involved the digging out of a large map of Ireland from a grid drawn to scale.’
    • ‘Use graph paper, making each square equal a given dimension to get all the components to scale.’
    • ‘He arranged for a model of Khe Sanh built to scale to be set up in the White House basement.’
    • ‘My picture of the world is drawn in perspective, and not like a model to scale.’
    • ‘Models of the planets are situated along the path, to scale with their size and the distance between them in the galaxy.’
    • ‘Draw out your bedroom dimensions and on another sheet cut out your furniture to scale.’
    • ‘Draw a room to scale and learn about choosing materials and accessories.’
    • ‘If there are increasing returns to scale, this output reduction means an increase in average cost.’