Definition of Fahrenheit adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfærənhaɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfærənhaɪt//
(abbreviation F)
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of or using a scale of temperature in which water freezes at 32° and boils at 212° fifty degrees Fahrenheit Temperatures tomorrow will rise to around seventy degrees Fahrenheit. Word Originmid 18th cent.: named after Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit (1686–1736), German physicist.

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