Fahrenheit: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (far'un-hīt" [key]
— n. Ger.
- 1686–1736, German physicist: devised a temperature scale and introduced the use of mercury in thermometers.
- noting, pertaining to, or measured according to a temperature scale in which 32° represents the ice point and 212° the steam point. Symbol: F See illus. under
- fahrenheit (Thesaurus)