[rey-uh-myoo r; French rey-oh-myr]
Re·né An·toine Fer·chault de [ruh-ney ahn-twan fer-shoh duh] /rəˈneɪ ɑ̃ˈtwan fɛrˈʃoʊ də/, 1683–1757, French physicist and inventor.
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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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
indicating measurement on the Réaumur scale of temperature
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