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Brix scale Syllabification: Brix scale
Pronunciation: /ˈbriks ˌskāl/

Definition of Brix scale in English:


A hydrometer scale for measuring the amount of sugar in a solution at a given temperature.
Example sentences
  • Today the Brix scale is in actual use, but the terms Balling and Brix often are used interchangeably.
  • Temperature compensated refractometers having Brix scales for determining percent sugar levels are convenient for such testing.
  • The Brix scale on the hydrometer stem is normally calibrated at a temperature of 20°C.


Late 19th century: the name of A. F. W. Brix (1798–1890), German scientist.

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