Diminished scale

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Diminished scale a scale of gradation used in finding the different points for drawing the spiral curve of the volute.
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Usage

In literature:

The care in choosing a Regular wife appears to diminish as one rises in the social scale.
"Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Illustrated)" by Edwin A. Abbot
Soon the grocer's scales indicated that my weight was diminishing.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 09, No. 51, January, 1862" by Various
On the mountain side, diminished in scale, is a group of elders, burying the body of S. John.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece" by John Addington Symonds
On the mountain side, diminished in scale, is a group of elders, burying the body of S. John.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
It was a fast-diminishing scale.
"The Stowaway Girl" by Louis Tracy
The law of diminishing returns works in the factory for fixing the wages in any scale which prevails throughout a level of pay.
"The Evolution of the Country Community" by Warren H. Wilson
Miss Anne Marston was also an heiress, but on a very diminished scale.
"The Redskins; or, Indian and Injin, Volume 1." by James Fenimore Cooper
Miss Anne Marston was also an heiress, but on a very diminished scale.
"The Chainbearer" by J. Fenimore Cooper
Nor can it be doubted, as a general fact, that, as we descend along the scale of animals, we find the sensibility to suffering diminish.
"The Religion of Geology and Its Connected Sciences" by Edward Hitchcock
Their outlines were so much alike that they had the effect of having been stencilled in a diminishing scale.
"The Fortunate Isles" by Mary Stuart Boyd
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In news:

Crazy Transitions in the E Diminished Scale .
Crazy Combination of the Whole Tone, Diminished and Pentatonic Scales.
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In science:

The shape of the curve is very similar to that in the previous SDSS experiments, though the “knee” of diminishing returns occurs after more CPU time (possibly because we gave the system much less information about the correct scale of the images).
Astrometry.net: Blind astrometric calibration of arbitrary astronomical images
The “Subtonic” chord built on the seventh degree of the scale (ti-re-fa) is actually a diminished chord.
Music in Terms of Science
The field of stochastic shock waves provides on average outward directed momentum which diminishes the effective atmospheric acceleration and increases the atmospheric scale height.
Two Decades of Hypergiant Research
Homogenization cannot be significant on scales much larger than a superbubble, because then it would diminish the galactic radial abundance gradient over a Hubble time.
Interstellar Turbulence II: Implications and Effects
Although the opening angles of the nar row core and wide conal that scale as P −0.5 , their combined behaviour is different in this beam also diminish with per iod as P model.
Radio Pulsars
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