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1. An assessed percentage of the total price or measured amount of goods being shipped or stored, used to figure a deduction from the price or amount to reflect normal shrinkage or depletion of the goods.
2. The estimated amount of lumber in logs being scaled.
1. (Commerce) US a percentage deducted from the price of goods liable to shrink or leak
2. (Forestry) forestry US and Canadian the estimated amount of usable timber in a log
[C19: from scale3 + -age]
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|Noun||1.||scalage - estimation of the amount of lumber in a log|
|2.||scalage - the act of scaling in weight or quantity or dimension|
scaling - act of measuring or arranging or adjusting according to a scale