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Fahr·en·heit (F),

(far'ĕn-hīt),
Gabriel D., German-Dutch physicist, 1686-1736. See: Fahrenheit scale.

Fahrenheit (F)

[fer′ənhīt]
Etymology: Daniel G. Fahrenheit, German physicist, 1686-1736
a scale for the measurement of temperature in which the boiling point of water is 212°F and the freezing point of water is 32°F at sea level. To convert to Celsius, subtract 32, then divide by 1.8. Compare Celsius.