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  1. present participle of scale


scaling (countable and uncountable, plural scalings)

  1. The act of one who scales or climbs.
    • 1909, Swami Rama Tirtha, In Woods of God-realization: The pole star within (7th edition)
      The daring adventures of the American people in their scalings of the Alps and the Rocky mountains and in their swimmings across the Niagara rapids []
  2. The removing of the scales of fish.
  3. The formation of a layer of scale on a surface.
  4. The removal of a layer of scale from a surface.
  5. The measurement of dimensions using a scale.
  6. The process of adjusting raw measurement data to fit an expected distribution, such fitting examination results to a normal distribution.
  7. (mathematics, physics) The expression of the terms of an equation using powers of nondimensional quantities.
  8. The process of adjusting sights to a ship's guns.