- Designating or conforming to either of scales utilized by the French chemist Antoine Baumé when you look at the graduation of his hydrometers; of or regarding Baumé's machines or hydrometers. There are two main Baumé hydrometers. One, which is used with liquids heavier than water, basins to 0° in clear water, and to 15° in a 15 percent salt option; others, for fluids lighter than water, sinks to 0° in a 10 percent sodium answer and 10° in uncontaminated water. In both instances the graduation, based on the length between these fundamental things, is continued along the stem in terms of desired.
- An abbreviation of “according to the Baumé scale of a hydrometer.” See hydrometer, and Baumé degree. Abbreviated Bé.