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Réaumur

[rey-uh-myoo r; French rey-oh-myr]
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noun
  1. Re·né An·toine Fer·chault de [ruh-ney ahn-twan fer-shoh duh] /rəˈneɪ ɑ̃ˈtwan fɛrˈʃoʊ də/, 1683–1757, French physicist and inventor.
adjective
  1. Also Re·au·mur. noting or pertaining to a temperature scale (Réaumur scale) in which 0° represents the ice point and 80° represents the steam point.
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Examples from the Web for reaumur

Historical Examples

  • Reaumur narrates this case only as far as the third generation.

    The Perpetuation Of Living Beings, Hereditary Transmission And Variation

    Thomas H. Huxley

  • Just then Braisted came in with the thermometer, and announced 24° of cold (Reaumur).

    Northern Travel

    Bayard Taylor

  • As a matter of interest, I subjoin it, changing the degrees from Reaumur to Fahrenheit.

    Northern Travel

    Bayard Taylor

  • In confirmation of this supposition, Reaumur proposed the following experiment.

  • One of them issues from the source at a temperature of 67° of Reaumur.


British Dictionary definitions for reaumur

Réaumur

adjective
  1. indicating measurement on the Réaumur scale of temperature
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