scal·​er ˈskā-lər How to pronounce scaler (audio)
: one that scales
: a dental instrument for removing tartar from teeth

Examples of scaler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web China was not a pioneer of fintech but rather a rapid adopter and scaler of the technology. Henry M. Paulson Jr., Foreign Affairs, 19 May 2020 Wooster noted that there are some 60 Hz Adaptive-Sync monitors that may already support a 48 to 60 Hz Adaptive-Sync range but require that it's unlocked via the scaler or timing controller first. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 2 May 2022 And pushback also came from Samaria rice, the mother of Tamir rice, who is criticized it’ll Bach for years for not pursuing charges against a mere scaler. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 25 Apr. 2022 Now, it’s swelled to about 40 — including the Castro Theatre roof-scaler and the three who allegedly broke in last month. Heather Knight, San Francisco Chronicle, 23 Apr. 2022 Key examples of foundational technologies and processes include but are not limited to cloud platforms (private, public and hybrid) and any particular hyper-scaler. Rupert Chapman, Forbes, 18 Jan. 2022 This kit includes a tartar scraper, a dental scaler, a dental tooth pick, and a dental mirror. Chris Hachey, BGR, 22 June 2021 Enterprises run the risk of locking their business into one hyper-scaler’s vision for the edge instead of their own. Sanjay Uppal, Forbes, 21 May 2021 Foley said Kaiser also held its own, small-scaler clinic last weekend to prepare and as is pleased with the results. oregonlive, 20 Jan. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1557, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of scaler was in 1557

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“Scaler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition


scal·​er ˈskā-lər How to pronounce scaler (audio)
: any of various dental instruments for removing tartar from teeth
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