Baumé scale

noun

: either of two hydrometer scales that indicate specific gravity in arbitrarily defined but constant degrees:
a
: one for liquids lighter than water on which specific gravity S at 60°F (15.6°C) is related to the Baumé reading n in degrees by S = 140 ÷ (130 + n)
b
: one for liquids heavier than water on which specific gravity S at 60°F (15.6°C) is related to the Baumé reading n in degrees by S = 145 ÷ (145 − n)

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“Baumé scale.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Baum%C3%A9%20scale. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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