Definition of Reaumur scale

1. Noun. A temperature scale on which water freezes at 0 degrees and boils at 80 degrees.

Generic synonyms: Temperature Scale



Medical Definition of Reaumur scale

1. A thermometer scale in which each degree Reaumur (°R) is 1/80 of the temperature difference between the freezing point and boiling point of pure water at 1 atmosphere pressure, with 0°R set at the freezing point and 80°R set at the boiling point of water. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Reaumur scale

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1. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1907)
"It will be seen that 180° on the Fahrenheit scale covers the same range in temperature as 100° on the centigrade scale and as 80° on the reaumur scale. ..."

2. Elementary Chemistry for Coal-mining Students by Lucius Trant O'Shea (1911)
"(3) The reaumur scale is only used in Russia and Scandinavia. The freezing-point is the zero, or 0° R., and the distance between the freezing and boiling ..."

3. A Text-book of Chemistry: Intended for the Use of Pharmaceutical and Medical by Samuel Philip Sadtler, Virgil Coblentz (1908)
"The upper fixed point (the boiling point of water) is taken as 100 degrees of the Centigrade scale, as 80 degrees of the reaumur scale, and as 212 degrees ..."

4. A Text-book of Chemistry: Intended for the Use of Pharmaceutical and Medical by Samuel Philip Sadtler, Henry Trimble (1898)
"The upper fixed point (the boiling point of water) is taken as 100 degrees of the Centigrade scale, as 80 degrees of the reaumur scale, and as 212 degrees ..."

5. Smithsonian Meteorological Tables: Based on Guyot's Meteorological and by Smithsonian Institution, Arnold Guyot, George Edward Curtis, William Libbey (1896)
"Conversion of thermometric scales — reaumur scale to Fahrenheit and Centigrade . ... For Fahrenheit and Centigrade thermometers TABLE 9 REAUMUR. SCALE ..."

6. An Academic Arithmetic for Academies, High and Commercial Schools by Webster Wells (1893)
"In the reaumur scale (R.), the freezing point is marked 0°, and the boiling point 80°. ... Express 59° F. in the Centigrade scale, and in the reaumur scale. ..."

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