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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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