Balling scale

Bal·​ling scale | \ ˈbȯl-, ˈbäl- \

Definition of Balling scale

: 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

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History and Etymology for Balling scale

after Karl J. N. Balling †1868 German chemist

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“Balling scale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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