/skay"lij/, n.
1. an assessed percentage deduction, as in weight or price, granted in dealings with goods that are likely to shrink, leak, or otherwise vary in the amount or weight originally stated.
2. the amount of lumber estimated to be contained in a log being scaled.
[1850-55, Amer.; SCALE3 + -AGE]

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  • scalage — ☆ scalage [skāl′ij ] n. 1. the percentage by which a figure, as for weight, price, etc., is scaled down to allow for shrinkage, etc. 2. the estimate of lumber in a log being scaled …   English World dictionary

  • scalage — scal·age || skeɪlɪdÊ’ n. percentage deducted from the price of goods that are likely to lose size or volume …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scalage — scal·age …   English syllables

  • scalage — noun 1. estimation of the amount of lumber in a log • Hypernyms: ↑estimate, ↑estimation, ↑approximation, ↑idea 2. the act of scaling in weight or quantity or dimension • Derivationally related forms: ↑scale …   Useful english dictionary

  • approximation — noun 1. an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth (Freq. 3) an estimate of what it would cost a rough idea how long it would take • Syn: ↑estimate, ↑estimation, ↑idea • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • scaling — noun 1. the act of arranging in a graduated series • Syn: ↑grading • Derivationally related forms: ↑grade (for: ↑grading) • Hypernyms: ↑order, ↑ordering …   Useful english dictionary

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