Definitions for fahrenheitˈfær ənˌhaɪt
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Fahrenheit, Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit(adj)
German physicist who invented the mercury thermometer and developed the scale of temperature that bears his name (1686-1736)
of or relating to a temperature scale proposed by the inventor of the mercury thermometer
"water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit under normal conditions"
Describing a temperature scale originally defined as having 0 u00B0F as the lowest temperature obtainable with a mixture of ice and salt, and 96 u00B0F as the temperature of the human body, and now defined with 32 u00B0F equal to 0 u00B0C, and each degree Fahrenheit equal to 5/9 of a degree Celsius or 5/9 kelvin.
Origin: From the German scientist Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit.
conforming to the scale used by Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit in the graduation of his thermometer; of or relating to Fahrenheit's thermometric scale
the Fahrenheit termometer or scale
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Planets around these stars can form within 10 million years, so they are around when the stars are still extremely bright, and that's not good for habitability, since these planets are going to initially be very hot, with surface temperatures in excess of 1,000 degrees 1,832 degrees Fahrenheit. When this happens, your oceans boil and your entire atmosphere becomes steam.
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