A scale

A scale

[′ā ‚skāl]
(acoustics)
A system used to filter out sound below 55 decibels; its characteristics are equal to those of the human ear.
References in classic literature ?
He made fine and accurate reproductions of a number of his "records," and then enlarged them on a scale of ten to one with his pantograph.
On a large transparent sheet, compass and square in hand, he was copying what appeared to be a scale of some sort or other.
The oral pain medication is given to you after you answer a nurse's question: "On a scale of 1 to 10 what is your level of pain?
Asked to put the Angels-A's rivalry on a scale of 1-10, with Dodgers-Giants being a 10, Angels manager Mike Scioscia played the ``respect'' card.
More generally, when graded on a scale reflecting a variety of measures of financial and policy commitments to population assistance, 13 of 21 donor countries scored A's and B's, and the rest scored C's and D's.
Fitch rates commercial mortgage primary, master, and special servicers on a scale of 1 to 4, with 1 being the highest rating.