a scale for use with a hydrometer, calibrated in such manner that the specific gravity of a given liquid may be easily computed.
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Origin of Baumé scale
named after Antoine Baumé French chemist
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British Dictionary definitions for baume scale
/ (bəʊˈmeɪ, ˈbəʊmeɪ) /
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
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Medicine definitions for baume scale
A hydrometer scale used to measure the specific gravity of liquids.
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