Rйaumur scale

Rйaumur scale
(R) a temperature scale with the ice point at 0 degrees and the normal boiling point of water at 80 degrees Rйaumur (°R).

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  • R'eaumur — R[ e] au mur (r[asl] [=o] m[.u]r ), a. Of or pertaining to Ren[ e] Antoine Ferchault de R[ e]aumur; conformed to the scale adopted by R[ e]aumur in graduating the thermometer he invented. n. A R[ e]aumur thermometer or scale. [1913 Webster] Note …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Zero — e ro, n.; pl. {Zeros}or {Zeroes}. [F. z[ e]ro, from Ar. [,c]afrun, [,c]ifrun, empty, a cipher. Cf. {Cipher}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Arith.) A cipher; nothing; naught. [1913 Webster] 2. The point from which the graduation of a scale, as of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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