Origin of Fahrenheitafter G. D. Fahrenheit (1686-1736), German physicist who devised the scale
A Fahrenheit thermometer.
Fahrenheit Fahrenheit and Celsius readings on a mercury thermometer.
An example of Fahrenheit used as an adjective is Fahrenheit thermometer, the most common thermometer scale used in the United States.
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.
- "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.
- 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.