rescale

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

Definition of rescale

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 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, "The Universal Law That Aims Time’s Arrow," 1 Aug. 2019 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, "The Universal Law That Aims Time’s Arrow," 1 Aug. 2019 But to the researchers’ surprise, neither realignment nor rescaling occurred. Quanta Magazine, "Brains Cling to Old Habits When Learning New Tricks," 27 Mar. 2018 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. Wired, "Fractal Patterns Offer Clues to the Universe's Origin," 11 Aug. 2019 The researchers can’t yet rule out the possibility that reassociation is a fast interim way for the brain to learn new tasks; over a longer time period, realignment or rescaling might still show up. Quanta Magazine, "Brains Cling to Old Habits When Learning New Tricks," 27 Mar. 2018 Data for both have been rescaled so that –1 is the most liberal state/senator and 1 is the most conservative. Randy Yeip, WSJ, "Red-State Blues: Senators Running Behind Enemy Lines," 25 Oct. 2018 Djokovic, the 31-year-old Serb who dominated the sport as recently as 2016, is still quite a few big victories from rescaling the summit. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, "Novak Djokovic Reunites With an Old Coach and Rediscovers His Game," 3 June 2018

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First Known Use of rescale

1856, in the meaning defined above

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6 Jan 2020

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“Rescale.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rescale. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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