scalability

scalability
scalable scal‧a‧ble [ˈskeɪləbl] adjective COMPUTING
1. a scalable machine, system etc can be increased in size:

• We needed a computer system that was scalable and that could keep up with our growing number of users.

2. scalable computer Graphics can vary in size as necessary
— scalability noun [uncountable]

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scalable UK US /ˈskeɪləbl/ adjective
a business or system that is scalable can successfully grow larger using the same methods: »

These deals would make Amazon's business scalable and efficient.

IT used to describe a system that can be made larger, for example by adding extra hardware, or deal with extra work without affecting its performance: »

The supercomputing system combines true scalable performance with high production.

IT used to describe computer graphics (= pictures) that can be increased or reduced in size
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There are doubts about the profitability and the scalability of the company's web business.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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