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Fahrenheit (adj.)

temperature scale, 1753, named for Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit (1686-1736), Prussian physicist who proposed the scale in 1714. The "zero" in it is arbitrary, based on the lowest temperature observed by him during the winter of 1709 in Danzig. An abstract surname meaning literally "experience."

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Definitions of Fahrenheit
1
Fahrenheit (n.)
German physicist who invented the mercury thermometer and developed the scale of temperature that bears his name (1686-1736);
Synonyms: Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit
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Fahrenheit (adj.)
of or relating to a temperature scale proposed by the inventor of the mercury thermometer;
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