from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Designating or conforming to either of the scales used by the French chemist Antoine Baumé in the graduation of his hydrometers; of or relating to Baumé's scales or hydrometers. There are two Baumé hydrometers. One, which is used with liquids heavier than water, sinks to 0° in pure water, and to 15° in a 15 per cent salt solution; the other, for liquids lighter than water, sinks to 0° in a 10 per cent salt solution and to 10° in pure water. In both cases the graduation, based on the distance between these fundamental points, is continued along the stem as far as desired.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An abbreviation of “according to the Baumé scale of a hydrometer.” See hydrometer, and Baumé degree. Abbreviated Bé.


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