Réaumur temperature scale

Réaumur temperature scale

      scale established in 1730 by the French naturalist René-Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (Réaumur, René-Antoine Ferchault de) (1683–1757), with its zero set at the freezing point of water and its 80° mark at the boiling point of water at normal atmospheric pressure. Use of the Réaumur scale was once widespread, but by the late 19th century it had been supplanted by other systems.

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