Fahrenheit meaning

fărən-hīt
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.

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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 =59(°F−32)
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Relating to or based on a temperature scale that indicates the freezing point of water as 32° and the boiling point of water as 212° under standard atmospheric pressure.
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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.
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This thermometer or its scale.
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Origin of fahrenheit

  • After Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition