I frequently hear people say something scales with the mass m, or the length l, etc.
What does that mean?
Let's take a concrete example, the force equation F = ma.
Does this mean that F scales with m?
Or, if we have something like moment of inertia = $I = l^2$ * ...
where l denotes the length of a solid, then do we say that " the moment of inertia scales with $l^2$"?