Reaumur

adjective
Re·​au·​mur | \ ˌrā-ō-ˈmyu̇r How to pronounce Reaumur (audio) , ˈrā-ō-ˌmyu̇r \

Definition of Reaumur

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: relating to or conforming to a thermometric scale on which the boiling point of water is at 80° above the zero of the scale and the freezing point is at zero

Réaumur

biographical name
Ré·​au·​mur | \ ˌrā-ō-ˈmyu̇r How to pronounce Réaumur (audio) , -ˈmᵫr \

Definition of Réaumur (Entry 2 of 2)

René-Antoine Ferchault de 1683–1757 French naturalist and physicist

First Known Use of Reaumur

Adjective

1799, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Reaumur

Adjective

René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur

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“Reaumur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/R%C3%A9aumur. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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Reaumur

adjective
Re·​au·​mur | \ ˌrā-ō-ˈmyu̇(ə)r How to pronounce Reaumur (audio) \

Medical Definition of Reaumur

: relating or conforming to a thermometric scale on which the boiling point of water is at 80° above the zero of the scale and the freezing point is at zero the Reaumur thermometer abbreviation R

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