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Meaning of FAHRENHEIT

Pronunciation:  'farun`hIt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  German physicist who invented the mercury thermometer and developed the scale of temperature that bears his name (1686-1736)
  2. [adj]  of a temperature scale that registers the freezing point of water as 32 degrees F and the boiling point as 212 degrees F at one atmosphere of pressure; "the Fahrenheit scale"
 

FAHRENHEIT is a 10 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: f, Fahr, Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit
 
 Antonyms: c, celsius, centigrade
 
 See Also: physicist

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fah"ren*heit\a. [G.]
Conforming to the scale used by Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit in
the graduation of his thermometer; of or relating to
Fahrenheit's thermometric scale. -- n. The Fahrenheit
termometer or scale.

Note: The Fahrenheit thermometer is so graduated that the
      freezing point of water is at 32 degrees above the zero
      of its scale, and the boiling point at 212 degrees
      above. It is commonly used in the United States and in
      England.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Fahrenheit is a scale for measuring temperature, usually abbreviated as F. The freezing point of water is 32° F, and boiling point of water is 212° F. The normal oral temperature is 97.3° to 98.8° F. The rectal temperature is about 1 F higher than the oral temperature. To convert Fahrenheit to Celsius, one can use the formula: (degrees in F - 32) multiplied by 5/9.
 

 

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