Fahrenheit - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfærənhaɪt|
Brit.  |ˈfar(ə)nhʌɪt|

noun

- German physicist who invented the mercury thermometer and developed the scale of temperature that bears his name (1686-1736) (syn: fahrenheit)

adjective

- of or relating to a temperature scale proposed by the inventor of the mercury thermometer(syn: fahrenheit)

Examples

72º Fahrenheit (=72 degrees on the Fahrenheit scale)

water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit under normal conditions

The boiling point of water is 212° Fahrenheit or 100° Celsius.

In the summer, the mercury can reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

In summer, the temperature can rise to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

The freezing point of water is 32 degrees Fahrenheit.

Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit

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