Réaumur

[rey-uh-myoo r; French rey-oh-myr]
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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British Dictionary definitions for réaumur scale

Réaumur scale

noun
  1. a scale of temperature in which the freezing point of water is taken as 0° and the boiling point is 80°

Word Origin for Réaumur scale

C18: named after René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (1683–1757), French physicist, who introduced it

Réaumur

adjective
  1. indicating measurement on the Réaumur scale of temperature
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