Reaumur


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Ré·au·mur

(rā-ō-mūr'),
René A.F. de, French physicist, 1683-1757. See: Réaumur scale.
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5) Reaumur was French scientist, inventor of the thermometer divided into 80[degrees] [Prirucni knizka vysvetlujici vyznam cizich slov a poucujici o vedomostech obecnych, sestavil Fr.
El uso simultaneo de las escalas Reaumur y Fahrenheit recien se verifica para la decada de 1790 y estuvo en manos de observadores ajenos al Cosmografiato (Sainer, 2004: 17).
That's when Reno Reaumur, a French mathematician, physicist, and nature lover had a problem publishing his research due to a simple lack of paper.
A new line of investigation was opened by the French physicist, Rene de Reaumur (1683-1757), who persuaded a kite (a species of buzzard that easily disgorges what it does not digest) to swallow open-ended tubes containing food.
It might be 80, as in the Reaumur scale devised in 1730 that prevailed for at least a century in France (and still survives in pockets of that country, Germany, and Argentina), or 180, as in our Fahrenheit scheme.
de Reaumur [2] published a book with engravings that depicted macroscopic and microscopic fracture surfaces of iron and steel.
Premises for the new organization were set up at 100, rue Reaumur (the address of Franc-Tireur) and within a week of the founding statement the organization was issuing apologies for not being able to reply to the flood of mail it was receiving:
By chance he ascertained that his series of measurements on Iceland spar varied by about 20", depending upon whether the determinations were made in the morning or afternoon, in the presence or absence of the sun, and over a temperature difference of 3 [degrees] Reaumur.
De Reaumur put pieces of meat in these juices and found they dissolved.
The cold of interstellar space, thousands of degrees below freezing point or the absolute zero of Fahrenheit, Centigrade, or Reaumur.
Biological analogy (copied from living nature: 'bionics') The entomologist De Reaumur wrote in 1719 to the French Royal Academy that wood pulp like that used by wasps to build their nests might offer a remedy for the growing shortage of rag papers in the increasingly literate Europe.
In 1752, a French physicist, Rene-Antoine Ferchault de Reaumur (1683-1757), induced a hawk to swallow metal cylinders that were open at both ends, with those ends covered by wire gauze.