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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to, being, or indicated on a thermometer scale that registers the freezing point of water as 0° and the boiling point as 80°.
  • René Antoine Ferchault de,French scientist who published a six-volume natural history of insects, invented the alcohol thermometer, and devised the Réaumur scale.

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  • noun a temperature scale in which the boiling point of water is 80 degrees and its freezing point is 0 degrees.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur.]

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From René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, French scientist

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