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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.
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Bau·mé scale(bō-mā' skāl)
Measurement allowing calculation of specific gravity of fluids at a baseline temperature of 60°F.
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Baumé,Antoine, French chemist and pharmacist, 1728-1805.
Baumé scale - a hydrometer scale for determining the specific gravity of liquids.
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