Dictionary.com

Baumé scale

Save This Word!

noun
a scale for use with a hydrometer, calibrated in such manner that the specific gravity of a given liquid may be easily computed.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of Baumé scale

Named after Antoine Baumé French chemist

Words nearby Baumé scale

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Baumé scale in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for Baumé scale

Baumé scale
/ (bəʊˈmeɪ, ˈbəʊmeɪ) /

noun
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

Word Origin for Baumé scale

C19: named after Antoine Baumé (1728–1804), French chemist
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK