a scale for use with a hydrometer, calibrated in such manner that the specific gravity of a given liquid may be easily computed.
named after A.
, French chemist
a scale for calibrating hydrometers used for measuring the specific gravity of liquids. 1 degree Baumé is equal to 144.3((
is specific gravity
[C19: named after Antoine
(1728--1804), French chemist]
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A hydrometer scale used to measure the specific gravity of liquids.
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