Scale of one to ten
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A scale of one to ten, or scale from one to ten, is a general and largely vernacular concept used for rating things, people, places, ideas, and so on. It is often noted as a scale where 10 represents "best" or "perfect" quality and 1 represents the opposite. Such a scale is similar in function to other rating scales, such as star ratings which are typically out of five.
The "Perfect 10" score in gymnastics is an example of 10 on such a scale being used to indicate perfection.
- Mass Media Research: An Introduction, Roger D. Wimmer, Joseph R. Dominick, 2006, 468 pages, p.55, webpage: GB5: quote, "A 10 is best or perfect, a 1 is worst or incorrect".
- "Please mark the box by the word that best describes your home", U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, April 1999, webpage: H: quote, "neighborhood on a scale of 1 to 10? (1 is worst, 10 is best)".