arithmetic scale


: a scale on which the value of a point corresponds to the number of graduations the point is from the scale's zero compare logarithmic scale

Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of arithmetic scale was in 1897

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Cite this Entry

“Arithmetic scale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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