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n. Abbr. B. or Bé
A hydrometer scale used to measure the specific gravity of liquids.
[After Antoine Baumé (1728-1804), French chemist.]
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Baumé scale(bəʊˈmeɪ; ˈbəʊmeɪ)
(Chemistry) 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
[C19: named after Antoine Baumé (1728–1804), French chemist]
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