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Noun: Fahrenheit  'fer-un,hIt [N. Amer], 'fa-run,hIt [Brit]
  1. German physicist who invented the mercury thermometer and developed the scale of temperature that bears his name (1686-1736)
    - Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit
Adjective: Fahrenheit  'fer-un,hIt [N. Amer], 'fa-run,hIt [Brit]
  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"

Derived forms: Fahrenheits

Type of: physicist

Encyclopedia: Fahrenheit