Fahrenheit

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fahrenheit \Fah"ren*heit\prop. 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. Used as an alternative to {celsius}. -- n. The Fahrenheit thermometer 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 one atmosphere of pressure is 212 degrees. It is commonly used in the United States and in England. faience

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

Fahrenheit

adjective

1: of or relating to a temperature scale proposed by the inventor of the mercury thermometer; "water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit under normal conditions"

noun

1: German physicist who invented the mercury thermometer and developed the scale of temperature that bears his name (1686-1736) [syn: {Fahrenheit}, {Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit}]


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