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.
Because the image was scaled down to fit inside the box we created, you will see that the horizontal and vertical scale factor percentage has been reduced.
Therefore, the characteristic vertical scale of the Gulf-Caribbean basin was taken to be H=3x[l0.
A PROPERLY CONSTRUCTED GRAPH that begins with a vertical scale of zero has no disparity between the picture and the numbers.
The auxiliary galvanometer has a vertical scale readily seen by the operator without any change of position.
revenue) on the vertical scale Place the independent variable (e.
Kodak wanted film, consumers wanted memories; General Motors wanted big chrome, Toyota wanted quality; US Steel wanted vertical scale, Nucor wanted scrap-driven mini mills; IBM wanted mainframes, Deli wanted customer-designed PCs.
Plotting distance in meters or feet on the horizontal scale, and relative loss in dB on the vertical scale.
The line for 100 percent combined ratio is also the line for 6 percent average prime rate, and 5 percent change in underwriting ratio on the left vertical scale is equal in magnitude to 2 percent change in the average prime rate on the right vertical scale.
The left vertical scale in Figure 3 indicates the displacement of the towed body from its initial position, 1000 feet directly beneath the towing vessel, as a function of the number of elements used to simulate the cable.
Design Plans for Construction: Unless otherwise agreed upon, the consultant shall prepare construction plans at a horizontal scale of 1 inch to 40 feet and a vertical scale of 1 inch to 4 feet.