Balling scale

noun

Bal·​ling scale
ˈbȯl-,
ˈbäl-
: a hydrometer scale that registers the percentage by weight of soluble solids in a solution (such as sugar in grape juice or wine), one degree on the scale being equal to one percent

Word History

Etymology

after Karl J. N. Balling †1868 German chemist

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“Balling scale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Balling%20scale. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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