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  • noun A hydrometer scale used to measure the specific gravity of liquids.

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  • noun The original scale used on the Baumé type of densimeter to quantify the density of liquids.

Etymologies

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From the name of French pharmacist and chemist Antoine Baumé (1724-1804)

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