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map scale

noun

a ratio which compares a measurement on a map to the actual distance between locations identified on the map

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  • Scotty measured the distance from Wye Mills, using the map scale in inches, then estimated the compass direction and drew a line.

    The Flying Stingaree Harold Leland Goodwin

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