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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 2 months ago

What does "scaling properties" mean?

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  • 2 months ago
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    The exact context isn't clear so the precise meaning is not either, but scaling properties is talking about changing size, and thus the scale, of the thing. If the thing were ten times larger, say, would its properties also be ten times more powerful, or would they not change at all?  Some things are size-dependent, some things are not.  

    Scalable properties seems to refer to the ability to adapt property size along with size of the system.  You aren't stuck with whatever it has at any size: you can add or remove to adjust to fit the size.  The property is scalable, can be adjusted along with size of the thing it applies to.  It can be made bigger to fit a bigger system, or smaller to fit a smaller system.  Not a one-size-fits-all type of thing.  Just the opposite; it is scalable.

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