Brix scale


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Brix scale

 (brĭks)
n.
A hydrometer scale for measuring the sugar content of a solution at a given temperature, usually 20°C (68°F).

[After Adolf F. Brix (1798-1870), German scientist.]

Brix scale

(brɪks)
n
(General Physics) a scale for calibrating hydrometers used for measuring the concentration and density of sugar solutions at a given temperature
[C19: named after A. F. W. Brix, 19th-century German inventor]

Brix′ scale`

(brɪks)
n.
a graduated scale, used on a hydrometer, that indicates the weight of sugar per volume of solution.
[1895–1900; after A.French.W. Brix, 19th-century German inventor]
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Noun1.Brix scale - a system for measuring the concentration of sugar solutions
system of measurement, metric - a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic
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Most of the instruments are designed for analysing sugar content, displaying this value in the industry-standard Brix scale from 0.
In both, they are commonly used to measure sugar content in food, using what is known as the Brix scale (the concentration percentage of soluble solids in a water solution).