Origin of Fahrenheitafter G. D. Fahrenheit (1686-1736), German physicist who devised the scale
A Fahrenheit thermometer.
The definition of Fahrenheit is a temperature scale with 32 degrees as the freezing point of water and 212 degrees as the boiling point of water.
An example of Fahrenheit used as an adjective is Fahrenheit thermometer, the most common thermometer scale used in the United States.
designating or of a thermometer on which 32° is the freezing point and 212° is the boiling point of water: abbrev. F: the formula for converting a Fahrenheit temperature to Celsius is °C = (°F?32)
this thermometer or its scale
Of or relating to a temperature scale that registers the freezing point of water as 32° and the boiling point as 212° at one atmosphere of pressure. measurement
Origin of FahrenheitAfterDaniel Gabriel Fahrenheit
- Or 9 Fahrenheit degrees higher than the water of the Bay of Bengal at the same depth.
- In the measurement of temperature the Fahrenheit scale is still followed for imperial standards, and the Centigrade scale for metric standards.
- The British engineer prefers to state results in terms of foot-pounds of work in any convenient latitude per pound-degree-Fahrenheit of heat.
- The two standards, the cubic inch and the cubic decimetre, may not be strictly comparable owing to a difference in the normal temperature (Centigrade and Fahrenheit scales) of the two units of extension, the metre and the yard.
- "Home!" said Pierre, and despite twenty-two degrees of frost Fahrenheit he threw open the bearskin cloak from his broad chest and inhaled the air with joy.