Baumé scale n. Abbr. B. or
A hydrometer scale used to measure the specific gravity of liquids.
  [After Baumé, Antoine.]

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • Bauméscale — Bau•mé′ scale [[t]boʊˈmeɪ, ˈboʊ meɪ[/t]] n. hyd a scale for use with a hydrometer, calibrated so that the specific gravity of a liquid may be easily computed • Etymology: 1840–45; after A. Baumé (1728–1804), French chemist …   From formal English to slang

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