Definition of Brix scale in English:

Brix scale

Syllabification: Brix scale
Pronunciation: /ˈbriks ˌskāl


  • A hydrometer scale for measuring the amount of sugar in a solution at a given temperature.
    More 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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