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or Re·au·mur  (rā′ō-myo͝or′)
adj. Abbr. R
Relating to, being, or indicated on a thermometer scale that registers the freezing point of water as 0° and the boiling point as 80°.

[After René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur.]
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(General Physics) indicating measurement on the Réaumur scale of temperature
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(ˈreɪ əˌmyʊər)

1. René Antoine Ferchault de, 1683–1757, French physicist and inventor.
2. Also, Re′au•mur`. noting or pertaining to a temperature scale (Ré′aumur scale`) in which 0° represents the ice point and 80° represents the steam point.
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Noun1.Reaumur - French physicist who invented the alcohol thermometer (1683-1757)
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