# vertical scale

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## vertical scale

[′vərd·ə·kəl ′skāl]
(design engineering)
The ratio of the vertical dimensions of a laboratory model to those of the natural prototype; usually exaggerated in relation to the horizontal scale.
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Vertical scale is given in mas; notice that the differences are about two orders of magnitude smaller than for polar motion (compare Figs.
Type in "A Graphic Catalog." Select the text and set the tracking to -30 and the Vertical Scale to 110%.
We address the questions: Is there any variation in composition of the larval assemblages on a horizontal scale of hundreds of meters in a Danish estuary, and likewise on a vertical scale of meters?
Figure 7 shows the distribution of category production on a vertical scale of depth through the taxonomy.
This dictates a characteristic horizontal velocity scale U = g'H/fL = [R.sup.2]f/L, where L and H are the horizontal and vertical scales of the basin, R = [(g'H).sup.1/2]/f is the baroclinic Rossby radius of deformation, g' = g [DELTA][rho]/[rho] is reduced gravity, [DELTA][rho]p is the density difference over the vertical scale H, and f is the Coriolis parameter.
* A PROPERLY CONSTRUCTED GRAPH that begins with a vertical scale of zero has no disparity between the picture and the numbers.
How to read the graph: The vertical scale represents the number of goals (expressed in tenths) by which a team was rated superior or inferior to standard (effectively, mid-table) Division One opponents.
9) inadvertently lacked a vertical scale and properly labeled vertical bars.
The auxiliary galvanometer has a vertical scale readily seen by the operator without any change of position.
I savagely exaggerated the vertical scale My Alps and my Pyrenees were a million times more daunting than the real things.
Include a continuous scale Begin the scale at zero Place the variable of interest (e.g., revenue) on the vertical scale Place the independent variable (e.g., years) on the horizontal scale Include major gridlines, or scale points Avoid multiple scales

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