baume-scale

Baumé scale

noun
a scale for use with a hydrometer, calibrated in such manner that the specific gravity of a given liquid may be easily computed.

Origin:
named after A. Baumé, French chemist

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Baumé scale (bəʊˈmeɪ, ˈbəʊmeɪ)
 
n
a scale for calibrating hydrometers used for measuring the specific gravity of liquids. 1 degree Baumé is equal to 144.3((s--1)/s), where s is specific gravity
 
[C19: named after Antoine Baumé (1728--1804), French chemist]

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Baumé scale n.
A hydrometer scale used to measure the specific gravity of liquids.

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