re·​scale (ˌ)rē-ˈskāl How to pronounce rescale (audio)
rescaled; rescaling; rescales

transitive verb

: to plan, establish, or formulate on a new and usually smaller scale

Examples of rescale in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rescaled here means that the results were rescaled for sample size, which differed between populations, along with the value after a Bonferroni correction. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 7 Sep. 2010 Desktop sites, meanwhile, have gotten a lot better about rescaling themselves. Justin Pot, WIRED, 24 Nov. 2023 Yet the way the show rescaled the dimensions of a headlining festival gig felt like a radical provocation. Mikael Wood, Los Angeles Times, 17 Apr. 2023 Today's drop marked a 41% slide from the November 9 peak, meaning Bitcoin would need to climb 68% to rescale the pre-Thanksgiving summit. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 10 Jan. 2022 But your feet probably aren’t ready to rescale such heights. Rebecca Malinsky, WSJ, 6 May 2021 The one thing that is evolving quickly is its map, which engineers rescaled, expanded and cleaned up. Rachel Swan,, 9 May 2020 For example, particles’ speeds at one instant can be rescaled, according to the scaling exponent, to give the distribution of speeds at any time later or earlier. Quanta Magazine, 1 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rescale was in 1856

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Cite this Entry

“Rescale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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