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Fig. 212 Linear scale . The lack of observations as the curve flattens renders the shape of the curve at this point uncertain.

linear scale

a scale in which equal intervals represent equal increments in the quantities concerned, such as a temperature scale on a thermometer, as opposed to say a LOGARITHMIC SCALE.
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