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Traduções principais/Principal Translations
scale,
scales
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(weighing device)  (para pesagem)balança sf
   (música)escala sf
   (remover placa e tártaro do dente)fazer raspagem loc vt
 The boxer stepped onto the scale.
 O boxeador subiu na balança.
  Ao tocar essa música, deve-se usar a escala normal. Esta frase não é uma tradução do inglês.
  O dentista fez uma raspagem nos dentes do paciente.Esta frase não é uma tradução do inglês.
scale nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (fish, snake: skin plaques)  (em peixe)escama sf
 Most fish are covered in scales.
 A maior parte dos peixes é coberta por escamas.
scale nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (size ratio)  (relação de medida)escala sf
 The map is drawn on a thousand to one scale.
 Esse mapa é desenhado em escala de mil para um.
scale nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (system of measurement)  (sistema de medida)escala sf
 Please rate the class on a scale of ten.
 Por favor, avalie a aula em uma escala de um a dez.
scale nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (size, dimension)  (tamanho)magnitude sf
 The dam project was conceived on a grand scale.
 O projeto da represa foi concebido em grande magnitude.
scale,
scale [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(climb over)escalar vt
 The boys scaled the fence.
 Os garotos escalaram a cerca.
scale,
scale [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(adjust the size of)  (ajustar o tamanho)reduzir escala loc vt
 He scaled the model so that it was one tenth of the actual size.
 
Traduções Adicionais/Additional Translations
scale nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (map: line indicating distance)escala sf
 The scale was shown at the bottom of the map.
scale nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sequence of musical notes)  (música)escala sf
 The pianist played scales to warm up.
scale nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (fish, snake: skin plaque)escama sf
 A snake's scales protect its body.
scale nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (flake of skin)crosta sf
  caspa sf
 There were scales of dandruff on the shirt.
scale nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (flake)crosta sf
 There were scales of rust on the pipe.
scale nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (layer of calcium in kettles, etc.)camada sf
 The inside of the pot was covered with a calcium scale.
scale nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (build-up on teeth)tártaro sm
 The molars were covered with plaque scale.
scale nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (seed pod)cápsula sf
  invólucro sm
 The scale leaf protects the catkin.
scale nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (bract)  (folha rudimentar)bráctea sf
 The scale is often found just below a plant's flower.
scale nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (armour: metal plate)camada sf
 The soldier's armour was made up of many small scales of bronze.
scale nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (pan of a weighing device)balança sf
 The jeweller put gold on the scale.
scale,
scales
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
(sign of the zodiac: Libra)  (signo)libra sf
 Jim's astrological sign is the scales.
scale viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (snake: shed skin plaques)trocar a pele loc v int
  descamar-se vp
 The snake is ready to scale.
scale viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (become encrusted)  (depósito calcário)oxidar-se vp
 The taps became scaled.
  The pipes became scaled.Esta frase não é uma tradução do inglês.
scale,
scale [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(remove scales from: a fish)  (tirar as escamas)escamar vt
 The fisherman scaled the fish he caught.
scale vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (remove plaque from: teeth)remover tártaro loc vt
 The dentist scaled the patient's teeth.
scale,
scale [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(form scale on)oxidar vt
 Calcium scaled the bathtub.
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Formas compostas
chromatic scale nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (music: scale with semitone intervals)  (música)escala cromática loc sf
 Eastern music differs from Western music in the tonal qualities of the chromatic scales.
gray scale nível de cinza
great scale nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (large dimensions)grande escala loc sf
great scale,
on a
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
(far reaching, extensively )  (em alto grau)em grande escala loc adv
 Operations are being conducted on a great scale in order to track down the flight recorder in the aftermath of last week's plane crash.
on a large scale em larga escala
on a scale of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (ranging from)numa escala de
 On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd give this book an 8.
on a small scale advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in miniature)  (em miniatura)em pequena escala loc adv
 The model showed New York City on a small scale.
on a small scale advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (not extensively)  (não muito)em pequena escala loc adv
 He started selling watches on a small scale, then increased his business.
sliding scale   (para o cálculo de salários, preços)tabela variável
  escala móvel
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