refractometer

Lemma

refractometer

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

n.

Definizione

An instrument used in winemaking to measure the sugar content of grapes and must.1

Nota

a refractometer, which can be used right in the vineyard, works by placing a drop of juice between the refractometer's prisms and reading the angle at which the light bends. The angle will vary depending on the juice's sugar content. This refractometer reading is described in terms of brix in the United States, baumé in France, and oechsle in Germany.1

Contesto

a refractometer cannot magically identify when a particular grape has reached ripeness and is ready to harvest.2

Trascrizione fonetica

[ˌrē-ˌfrak-ˈtä-mə-tər ]3

Sinonimi e Antonimi
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Abbreviazioni
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Etimologia

refract + -o-+ -meter . First Known Use: 1859.3

Etichetta di paese
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Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere, Corso di Laurea in Teorie e Tecniche della Mediazione Interlinguistica.

Data della scheda
Thu Oct 23 19:03:55 2014
Autore

Giulia Colla

Fonti

1 : http://www.kenswineguide.com/wine.php?word=79 (01/10/2014)

2 : http://www.misco.com/Downloads/MISCO-TB-WINE.pdf (18/10/2014)

3 : http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/refractometer (18/10/2014)

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