Meaning of Fahrenheit

Fahr•en•heit

Pronunciation: (far'un-hīt" [key]
— n. Ger.
  1. 1686–1736, German physicist: devised a temperature scale and introduced the use of mercury in thermometers.
—adj.
  1. 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
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