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Baumé scale

Pronunciation: bo-ma'

Definition: a hydrometer scale for determining the specific gravity of liquids heavier and lighter than water, respectively: for liquids lighter than water, divide 140 by 130 plus the Baumé degree; for liquids heavier than water, divide 145 by 145 minus the Baumé degree.

[Antoine Baumé]

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