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1. Facility, plant, or unit whose size, performance, or number of users can be increased on demand without a penalty in cost or functionality.
2. System designed to handle proportionally very small to very large usage and service levels almost instantly, and with no significant drop in cost effectiveness, functionality, performance, or reliability. Scaleable systems employ technologies such as automatic load balancing, clustering, and parallel processing.

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You should try to have your workplace be as scalable as possible so that you can upsize or downsize as quick as you need.
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My manager informed me that his business was scalable, so they could increase how many workers they had without loss.
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You should keep your business in a scalable fashion so that if you need to bring more people on you are prepared.
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