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Psychol. a series of items, statements, etc. so arranged, as on a test, that attitudes, interests, etc. to be analyzed can be measured or defined by correlating responses
Origin: scal(e) plush -o- plush -gram
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A scale for measuring attitude or opinion in which agreement with a given item implies agreement with the items lower in rank.