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Réaumur scale

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noun

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

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Word Origin for Réaumur scale

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

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