arithmetic scale

noun

Definition of 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

First Known Use of arithmetic scale

1897, in the meaning defined above

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“Arithmetic scale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arithmetic%20scale. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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