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A short answer to this question is…

A scale with which temperatures are measured relative to absolute zero.

Absolute scales are used when precise values are needed in comparison to a natural, unchanging zero point.

Measurements of length, area and volume are inherently absolute, although measurements of distance are often based on an arbitrary starting point.

An absolute scale differs from an arbitrary, or "relative", scale, which begins at some point selected by a person and can progress in both directions.

An absolute scale begins at a natural minimum, leaving only one direction in which to progress.

An absolute scale can only be applied to measurements in which a true minimum is known to exist.

These are questions that people still ask:

'absolute scale'

Why is pressure measured on an absolute scale...

Absolute scale. Pressure is a force that can be measured absolutely, because the natural minimum of pressure is total vacuum. Pressure is frequently measured with reference to atmospheric pressure rather than on any absolute scale, relative to complete and perfect vacuum; it is technologically simpler and cheaper.

What is an absolute scale...

There is no single definition of an absolute scale. In statistics and measurement theory, it is simply a ratio scale in which the unit of measurement is fixed, and values are obtained by counting. According to another definition it is a system of measurement that begins at a minimum, or zero point, and progresses in only one direction.

What is the difference between engineer scale and architect scale...

Engineer, or civil, scales, such as 1˝ = 10´ or 1˝ = 50´, are used for measuring roads, water mains, and topographical features. The distance relationships also may be shown as 1:10 or 1:50. 2. Architect scales, such as 1/4˝ = 1´-0˝ (1/48 size) or 1/8˝ = 1´-0˝ (1/96 size), are used for structures and buildings.

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