Diminishing scale


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

In news:

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

In science:

Although the domains may be internally well ordered, IB will be greatly diminished if the characteristic length scale for the domain structure is smaller than that of the spectrometer resolution; we will refer to this as micro-domain structure and it has been studied extensively in previous works .
Order Parameter Criticality of the d=3 Random-Field Ising Antiferromagnet Fe(0.85)Zn(0.15)F2
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
Separate from these six common chords the seventh degree of the scale results in a diminished chord.
Music in Terms of Science
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
That is why it is so difficult to have large scale interference: in superspace, if “geodesic” paths wander off a great distance, the change of direction made so that they can later coincide again will probably diminish the probability, via (48), by too great an amount.
Huygens-Fresnel Principle in Superspace
So long as nf ≤ 16, the coefficient of the logarithmic term is positive, and the coupling strength diminishes at high energy scales.
Theoretical Perspectives: XLIII Rencontres de Moriond - QCD
Note that the resolution scale Q2 increases and thus the distance at which the states are probed and the “effective size” of partons diminishes.
SPIN Effects, QCD, and Jefferson Laboratory with 12 GeV electrons
One can see that the higher order corrections diminish the scale dependence from 40% to nearly 5%.
Perturbative QCD Calculations of Total Cross Sections and Decay Widths in Hard Inclusive Processes
On the one hand, tremendous effort has been invested in understanding the structure of matter, with later developments concentrating on ever-diminishing scales of constituent particles using the ever-increasing energies of particle accelerators.
Hydrodynamic Turbulence: a 19th Century Problem with a challenge for the 21st Century
We consider messenger scales between a low MM ≃ 2Λ, which yields a large tan β = O(50), and a rather high MM ≃ 104Λ, at which the fortuitous cancellation in B is diminished so tan β = O(25).
Low-Energy Signals for a Minimal Gauge-Mediated Model
An analysis shows that under suitable circumstances a mechanism of this kind could result in a large baryon asymmetry at grand-unification scales that diminishes to the observed value by a process such as sphaleron dilution.
Testing CPT with B Mesons
Note that the influence of the Lyα line in this regard is exacerbated at large redshift by the (1 + z ) scaling of observed Wλ , and the diminished continuum blueward of the line caused by the Lyα forest.
A Review of Line and Continuum Correlations in AGNs