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ˈfær ənˌhaɪtfahren·heit

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Fahrenheit, Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheitadjective

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

  2. Fahrenheit(ip)adjective

    of or relating to a temperature scale proposed by the inventor of the mercury thermometer

    "water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit under normal conditions"

Wiktionary

  1. Fahrenheitadjective

    Describing a temperature scale originally defined as having 0 °F as the lowest temperature obtainable with a mixture of ice and salt, and 96 °F as the temperature of the human body, and now defined with 32 °F equal to 0 °C, and each degree Fahrenheit equal to 5/9 of a degree Celsius or 5/9 kelvin.

  2. Etymology: From the German scientist Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fahrenheitadjective

    conforming to the scale used by Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit in the graduation of his thermometer; of or relating to Fahrenheit's thermometric scale

  2. Fahrenheitnoun

    the Fahrenheit termometer or scale

  3. Etymology: [G.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fahrenheit

    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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  1. Fahrenheit

    Inventor of an instrument which enables a person to ascertain whether the weather is warm or cold.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fahrenheit in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fahrenheit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of fahrenheit in a Sentence

  1. Chadwick Boseman:

    Even if you're not outside in (90-degree Fahrenheit) weather in Atlanta in the humidity, you're still losing weight if you have it on in the air conditioning. It's that hot.

  2. Pinellas County Sheriff Office:

    Detectives conducted their investigation into the circumstances surrounding LaPointe's death and estimated the temperature inside the van at 125 degrees Fahrenheit when LaPointe died.

  3. Kevin Hall:

    Anything under 40 degrees Fahrenheit is considered cold, on the norm, we check the weather around 4 p.m. and if it's going to be cold, we let people in our shelters know to be prepared.

  4. Rodrigo Luger:

    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.

  5. Daniel Younggren:

    If I've got to go out when it's 18 degrees (Fahrenheit) and combine soybeans, then that's what we are going to do.

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