absolute scale

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n absolute scale a temperature scale that defines absolute zero as 0 degrees; water freezes at 273.16 degrees and boils at 373.16 degrees
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Usage

In literature:

Scale and clean the fish, handling it as little as possible, and cutting it open no more than is absolutely necessary.
"Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches" by Eliza Leslie
There has been, so far as I know, but one example of absolute free trade on the largest scale in world history.
"'Tis Sixty Years Since" by Charles Francis Adams
While the pure "theow" or absolute slave disappeared therefore the ceorl or villein sank lower in the social scale.
"History of the English People, Volume I (of 8)" by John Richard Green
All this elaboration of warfare lengthens the scale between theoretical efficiency and absolute unpreparedness.
"Anticipations" by Herbert George Wells
The holders of this theory base their belief on the absolute want of cause for Pritchard's trying to scale the rock.
"A Master of Mysteries" by L. T. Meade
A regular scale for absolution was graded.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
A Pine cone is never absolutely cylindrical nor do its scales vary in size proportionately to the change of diameter.
"The Genus Pinus" by George Russell Shaw
If computed from the zero of the absolute scale, 492.66 deg.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 647, May 26, 1888" by Various
Psychologists tore their hair and bewailed the absence of an absolute scale for humanity.
"The Hour of Battle" by Robert Sheckley
Power hunger, the recreation of the Absolute State, this time on a planetary scale.
"The Sensitive Man" by Poul William Anderson
They were absolutely the festive scenes of Paul de Kock on a large scale, amidst Louis XIV.
"An Englishman in Paris" by Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
That which comes at the top of the scale, absolute form, is called by Aristotle, God.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
The numeration was in the denary scale, so that it did not agree absolutely with the notation.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5" by Various
Scale and arpeggio passages were absolutely clean and without a flaw.
"Memories of a Musical Life" by William Mason
Each cell, with the exception of the transition ones, is worked out absolutely to scale, with extraordinary accuracy.
"The Children's Life of the Bee" by Maurice Maeterlinck
How does one change a reading on the centigrade scale to a corresponding reading on the absolute scale?
"Physics" by Willis Eugene Tower
Absolute honesty often lets us in, and sometimes, when the scales weigh against us, we cease to be equable.
"The Second Fiddle" by Phyllis Bottome
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In news:

A Sense of Scale Travel from absolute zero to what may be the highest temperature of all.
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In science:

Thus one can easily show that the q order absolute moments at scale l scales like L (cid:19)F (−iq) m(q , l) = ˆGl,L (−iq)m(q , L) = m(q , L) (cid:18) l where F = ln ˆG refers to the cumulant generating function of ln W [6, 7].
A multifractal random walk
Thompson formulated the second law of thermodynamics and set up the absolute temperature scale, which was subsequently named the Kelvin scale in his honor.
How the sun shines
False colors are scaled to the logarithm of absolute value of the filter, which shows six orders of magnitude.
Multiscale Gaussian Random Fields for Cosmological Simulations
False colors are scaled to the logarithm of absolute value of the filter spanning four orders of magnitude.
Multiscale Gaussian Random Fields for Cosmological Simulations
In the case of benzene, the same procedure, on the same absolute frequency scale, is less rewarding: too much of Fig. 1 is filled by an uninformative ν 1 white-noise wing.
Structural Relaxation and Mode Coupling in a Simple Liquid: Depolarized Light Scattering in Benzene
The exact (multi-)scaling law (41) for the absolute moments can be easily extended, along the same line, to n-points correlation functions.
Multifractal stationary random measures and multifractal random walks with log-infinitely divisible scaling laws
This scaling analysis has been pointed out to be absolutely in line with recent findings obtained through direct calculation of the conductance with the use of the Kubo formula (Y.
Are waves all localized in two dimensional random media?
Quantum field theory computes only the ”relative” but not ”absolute” value of a physical quantity, i.e. only the difference between the value of some quantity at given scale µ and its value at some ”normalizing point” – at some fixed scale µ0 .
String Theory or Field Theory?
The field theoretical expression (2.16) gives a value absolutely uncomparable to the value of the cosmological constant with any cutoff (or, better, with any scale of supersymmetry breaking).
String Theory or Field Theory?
This is absolutely necessary since this graph by simple scaling is proportional 1/N and cannot have any additional 1/N factor.
Random Matrices and the Anderson Model
The absolute speed at which gates can be carried out in our scheme also makes them ideal for smaller scale applications such as quantum repeaters , which require much less stringent gate fidelities than full scale FTQC.
Creating excitonic entanglement in quantum dots through the optical Stark effect
ISSA images give only relative photometry on spatial scales larger than ∼5’ and cannot be used directly to determine the absolute surface brigthness of diffuse emission.
IRIS: A new generation of IRAS maps
As it was designed to study the cosmic infrared background, the DIRBE (Diffuse Infrared Background Experiment) experiment on board the COBE (Cosmic Background Explorer) satellite has made absolute surface brightness measurements of the sky at scales larger than 0.7◦ .
IRIS: A new generation of IRAS maps
Fortunately DIRBE and IRAS had very similar filters and therefore the DIRBE data can be used to determine the absolute IRAS calibration at scales larger than 0.7◦ .
IRIS: A new generation of IRAS maps
The slit-widths employed were generally between 1 − 2.1 arcsec, hence the flux calibration is unlikely to give an accurate absolute scale.
A Study of the Type II-P Supernova 2003gd in M74
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