Reaumur

adjective Re·au·mur \ ˌrā-ō-ˈmyu̇r , ˈrā-ō-ˌ \

Definition of Reaumur

: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

Origin and Etymology of reaumur

René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur


Réaumur

biographical name Ré·au·mur \ ˌrā-ō-ˈmyu̇r , -ˈmᵫr \

Definition of Réaumur

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

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Reaumur

adjective Re·au·mur \ ˌrā-ō-ˈmyu̇(ə)r \

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

Biographical Note for reaumur

  • Réaumur \rā-ō-mᵫ̅r\, René–Antoine Ferchault de (1683–1757), French physicist and naturalist. Réaumur devised in 1730 a thermometer with a scale marking 0° as the freezing point and 80° as the boiling point of water. Interested in many areas of science, he isolated gastric juice in 1752 and investigated its role in the digestive process.

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