Brix scale

Brix scale
noun Etymology: Adolf F. Brix died 1870 Austrian scientist Date: 1897 a hydrometer scale for sugar solutions so graduated that its readings at a specified temperature represent percentages by weight of sugar in the solution — called also Brix

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  • Brix scale — Brix′ scale [[t]brɪks[/t]] n. chem. a graduated scale, used on a hydrometer, that indicates the weight of sugar per volume of solution • Etymology: 1895–1900; after A.F.W. Brix, 19th cent. German inventor …   From formal English to slang

  • Brix scale — [briks] n. [after A. F. Brix (1798 1890), Ger chemist] a scale for measuring the density or concentration of sugar in solution …   English World dictionary

  • Brix scale — noun a system for measuring the concentration of sugar solutions • Hypernyms: ↑system of measurement, ↑metric * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized B Etymology: after Adolf F. Brix died 1870, German scientist, its inventor : a hydrometer scale… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brix scale — Chem. a graduated scale, used on a hydrometer, that indicates the weight of sugar per volume of solution at a given temperature. [1895 1900; named after A. F. W. Brix, 19th century German inventor] * * * …   Universalium

  • Brix Scale — /ˈbrɪks skeɪl/ (say briks skayl) noun a scale on which the percentage by weight of sugar in a solution at a specified temperature is given in degrees. {named after Adolf Brix, 1798–1890, German scientist} …   Australian English dictionary

  • brix — I. ˈbriks adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Brix (scale) : according to a Brix scale addition of sugar to the juice to about 50° Brix : calibrated in accordance with a Brix scale II. noun ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • brix — /brɪks/ (say briks) noun 1. the concentration of sugar in solution according to the Brix Scale. –adjective 2. denoting or relating to the Brix Scale. Also, Brix …   Australian English dictionary

  • Brix — adjective Date: 1897 of or relating to a Brix scale …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Brix — noun a measure (in degrees) of the amount of dissolved solids in a liquid via its specific gravity; used especially to measure dissolved sugar in fruit juice and wine Syn: Brix scale …   Wiktionary

  • Brix — For other uses, see Brix (disambiguation). Degrees Brix (symbol °Bx) is the sugar content of an aqueous solution. One degree Brix is 1 gram of sucrose in 100 grams of solution and represents the strength of the solution as percentage by weight (% …   Wikipedia

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