Fahrenheit, Daniel Gabriel


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Fahrenheit, Daniel Gabriel

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Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, Ger.-Dutch physicist, 1686–1736.

Fahrenheit scale

Abbreviation: F.
A temperature scale with the freezing point of water at 32° and the boiling point at 212°.
See: table; Celsius 1scale; Kelvin 1scale * To convert a Fahrenheit temperature to degrees Celsius, subtract 32 and multiply by 5/9. To convert a Celsius temperature to degrees Fahrenheit, multiply by 9/5 and add 32.
FCFCFC
500°260°203°95° 98° 36.67°
40120519490 97 36.11
39220017680 96 35.56
38319516775 95 35
37419014060 86 30
35618012250 77 25
34717511345 68 20
33817011043.3 50 10
32916510942.8 41 5
32016010842.2 32 0
31115510741.7 23 –5
30215010641.1 14–10
28414010540.6 5–15
27513510440.0 –4–20
26613010339.4–13–25
24812010238.9–22–30
23911510138.3–40–40
23011010037.8–76–60
212100 9937.2

Fahrenheit thermometer

A thermometric scale used in many English-speaking countries in which the boiling point is 212°F and the freezing point is 32°F.
See: tables at Celsius thermometer under Celsius, Anders)