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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. The scale has 10 as a maximum score, as a denotation of exceptionally high quality or of another attribute, usually accompanying 1 as its minimum, although some common variants have a minimum of 0. 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)".