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  • 1Scale insect — Temporal range: Lower Cretaceous–recent …

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  • 2Holocene calendar — The Holocene calendar, popular term for the Holocene Era count or Human Era count , uses a dating system similar to astronomical year numbering but adds 10,000, placing a zero at the start of the Human Era (HE, the beginning of human… …

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  • 3Human Era — Holocene era redirects here. For the geological epoch, see Holocene. The Human Era, also known as the Holocene calendar or Holocene era (HE), is a year numbering system that adds exactly 10,000 years to the currently world dominant Anno Domini… …

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  • 4armored scale — noun Date: circa 1903 any of a family (Diaspididae) of scale insects having a firm covering of wax best developed in the female …

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  • 5Beaufort scale — noun Etymology: Sir Francis Beaufort Date: 1858 a scale in which the force of the wind is indicated by numbers from 0 to 12 …

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  • 6Brix scale — noun Etymology: Adolf F. Brix died 1870 Austrian scientist Date: 1897 a hydrometer scale for sugar solutions so graduated that its readings at a specified temperature represent percentages by weight of sugar in the solution called also Brix …

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  • 7chromatic scale — noun Date: circa 1789 a musical scale consisting entirely of half steps …

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  • 8cottony-cushion scale — noun Date: 1886 a scale insect (Icerya purchasi) introduced into the United States from Australia that infests citrus and other plants …

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  • 9full-scale — adjective Date: 1933 1. identical to an original in proportion and size < full scale drawing > 2. a. involving full use of available resources < a full scale biography > < full scale war > b. total, complete < a …

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  • 10gapped scale — noun Date: 1910 a musical scale derived from a larger system of tones by omitting certain tones …

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  • 11gray scale — noun Date: circa 1939 a series of regularly spaced tones ranging from black to white through intermediate shades of gray; also an image composed solely of gray scale tones • grayscale adjective …

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  • 12HO scale — noun Etymology: half + O (gauge) Date: 1939 a scale of 3.5 millimeters to one foot used especially for model toys (as automobiles or trains) …

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  • 13Mercalli scale — noun Etymology: Giuseppe Mercalli died 1914 Italian priest and geologist Date: 1921 a scale of earthquake intensity ranging from I for an earthquake detected only by seismographs to XII for one causing total destruction of all buildings …

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  • 14Mohs' scale — noun Etymology: Friedrich Mohs died 1839 German mineralogist Date: 1879 a scale of hardness for minerals that ranges from a value of 1 for talc to 10 for diamond …

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  • 15purple scale — noun Date: circa 1909 a brownish or purplish armored scale (Lepidosaphes beckii) that is destructive to citrus fruit …

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  • 16Richter scale — noun Etymology: Charles F. Richter Date: 1938 an open ended logarithmic scale for expressing the magnitude of a seismic disturbance (as an earthquake) in terms of the energy dissipated in it with 1.5 indicating the smallest earthquake that can be …

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  • 17San Jose scale — noun Etymology: San Jose, California Date: 1887 a scale insect (Quadraspidiotus perniciosus) probably of Asian origin that is naturalized in the United States and is destructive to fruit trees …

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  • 18scale-down — noun Date: 1931 a reduction according to a fixed ratio < a scale down of debts > …

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  • 19scale insect — noun Date: 1840 any of numerous small prolific homopterous insects (superfamily Coccoidea) that have winged males, wingless scale covered females attached to the host plant, and young that suck the juices of plants and some of which are serious&#8230; …

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  • 20sliding scale — noun Date: 1842 1. a wage scale geared to the selling price of the product or to the consumer price index but usually guaranteeing a minimum below which the wage will not fall 2. a. a system for raising or lowering tariffs in accord with price&#8230; …

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