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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fä′ren-hīt, or far′en-īt, n. the name applied to a thermometer, the freezing-point of which is marked at 32, and the boiling-point at 212 degrees (see Thermometer for the relations between the two scales). [Named from the inventor, Gabriel D. Fahrenheit (1686-1736).]
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The numerical value of fahrenheit in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of fahrenheit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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