Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Scales"

The meaning of "Scales" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does [Scales help reptiles in much the same way featers help birds]
'in much' mean?
A: In much the same way: not exactly in the same way, but close.
In more or less the same way.
In almost the same way.

Synonyms of "Scales" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between Scales and Balance ?
A:
A balance doesn't measure weight, but it does measure mass. ... The amount of displacement is measured and a current is sent to the electronics of thebalance, registering the displacement and measuring the mass of the object being weighed. Scales. A scale, however, doesn't measure mass but weight.

Other questions about "Scales"

Q: Scales on mirrors are hard to remove. does this sound natural?
A: I don't know how to define the water residuals that forms on mirrors. you could say:

it's so hard to remove mirror stains

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