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absolute scale

[′ab·sə‚lüt ‚skāl]
(thermodynamics)

Kelvin

A thermometer scale starting at absolute zero (approximately −273°C) and having degrees of the same magnitude as those of the Celsius thermometer. Thus, 0°C = 273 K. Named after first Lord Kelvin (1824–1907). Also called an absolute scale.
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As the column headed "Failure Rate for Row" indicates, the proportion of failed observations (number of failures divided by the total number of banks in the leverage ratio class) on an absolute scale (top panel) was more than 80 percent for institutions with negative leverage ratios.
The absolute scale of temperature, on the other hand, is not arbitrary as there are many fundamental phenomena with absolute temperature dependence.
On an absolute scale, it's not a lot of force," Ashkin says.
22, which is high on an absolute scale, but is still lower than 92 percent of all readings taken during the past year.
It also accepts absolute scale inputs in addition to either 11uApp or 1 Vpp inputs.
Bromage and Dean claim to have established an absolute scale for estimating the time over which tooth eruption occurs in modern humans, apes and early hominids.