Scaling may refer to:
  • Scaling (geometry)
    Scaling (geometry)
    In Euclidean geometry, uniform scaling is a linear transformation that enlarges or shrinks objects by a scale factor that is the same in all directions. The result of uniform scaling is similar to the original...

    , a linear transformation that enlarges or diminishes objects
  • Reduced scales of semiconductor device fabrication processes (the ability of a technology to scale to a smaller process)
  • Scalability
    In electronics scalability is the ability of a system, network, or process, to handle growing amount of work in a graceful manner or its ability to be enlarged to accommodate that growth...

    , a computer's or network's ability to function as the number of users increases.
  • Scaling, North Yorkshire
    Scaling, North Yorkshire
    Scaling is a village in the borough of Redcar and Cleveland and the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, England...

    , England
  • Scaling law, a law that describes the scale invariance found in many natural phenomena
  • Image scaling
    Image scaling
    In computer graphics, image scaling is the process of resizing a digital image. Scaling is a non-trivial process that involves a trade-off between efficiency, smoothness and sharpness. As the size of an image is increased, so the pixels which comprise the image become increasingly visible, making...

    , the resizing of an image
  • The scaling of critical exponents in physics, such as Widom scaling
    Widom scaling
    Widom scaling is a hypothesis in statistical mechanics regarding the free energy of a magnetic system near its critical point which leads to the critical exponents becoming no longer independent so that they can be parameterized in terms of two values...

    , or scaling of the renormalization group
  • Scale invariance
    Scale invariance
    In physics and mathematics, scale invariance is a feature of objects or laws that do not change if scales of length, energy, or other variables, are multiplied by a common factor...

  • Fouling
    Fouling refers to the accumulation of unwanted material on solid surfaces, most often in an aquatic environment. The fouling material can consist of either living organisms or a non-living substance...

    , i.e., formation of a deposit layer (scale) on a solid surface, e.g., in a boiler; in particular, a kind of micro fouling as crystallization of salts
  • Scaling and root planing
    Scaling and root planing
    The objective of scaling and root planing, otherwise known as conventional periodontal therapy, non-surgical periodontal therapy or deep cleaning, is to remove or eliminate the etiologic agents which cause inflammation: dental plaque, its products and calculus, thus helping to establish a...

    , in dentistry, the removal of plaque, calculus, and stains
  • Scaling along the Z axis, a technique used in computer graphics for a pseudo-3D effect.
  • Card-throwing, known in magic circles as scaling.

Scaling may also be used for:
  • Climbing
    Climbing is the activity of using one's hands and feet to ascend a steep object. It is done both for recreation and professionally, as part of activities such as maintenance of a structure, or military operations.Climbing activities include:* Bouldering: Ascending boulders or small...

  • Multidimensional scaling
    Multidimensional scaling
    Multidimensional scaling is a set of related statistical techniques often used in information visualization for exploring similarities or dissimilarities in data. MDS is a special case of ordination. An MDS algorithm starts with a matrix of item–item similarities, then assigns a location to each...

  • Scale
    -Length:* Architect's scale, a ruler-like device which facilitates the production of technical drawings* Engineer's scale, a ruler-like device similar to the Architect's scale, they are helpful when drawing rooms...

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