natural scale


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natural scale

[′nach·rəl ′skāl]
(graphic arts)
The ratio between the linear dimensions of a chart or drawing and the actual dimensions represented, expressed as a proportion; for example, 1 inch on a chart of natural scale 1:2,000,000 represents 2,000,000 inches on the earth. Also known as representative fraction.
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Myers' photographs are evocative as art, and more deeply informative than many images; she allows readers to see the natural blur or crispness of motion and atmosphere, and animals appear at their natural scale within scenes that will surprise viewers used to the close-up photography of animals in studios and zoos.
This parameter is observed in the finite element analysis of the optimized structure considered at a natural scale and in the experimental approach of the downscaled structure, resulting a good correlation (considering the scale factor).
There are different colours shrieking brand names, each of the size almost deliberately designed to destroy the natural scale.
The contest is made all the more graphic by the attractive physical dissimilarities of Whelan and Hubbe: she elongated, vertical, angled, sternly flexible, minutely detailed; he rounded, ardent, lateral, voluminous--heroic, but in natural scale, somewhat diminutive.
That is the hierarchical, linear view of life in which humans place themselves, conveniently, at the top of the natural scale and animals below.
The obtained results conduced to experimental data which transposed at the natural scale are useful for the designing process of such devices (Dumitrescu et al.
Instead of the arbitrary scale of temperature and pressure, his discovery points to the natural scale according to which the physical properties of liquids can be stated comparably.
He was also the director of a company who created natural scale interactive games.

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