Definition of fahrenheit:

part of speech: adjective

The name distinguishing the kind of thermometer in most common use in England and America, in which the space between the freezing and the boiling points of water, under a medium pressure of the atmosphere, is divided into 180°; the freezing point being marked 32°, and the boiling 212°; as, there was a temperature of 60° Fahrenheit, that is, by a Fahrenheit thermometer; the Fahrenheit scale.

part of speech: noun

The name of a thermometer scale having 32 degrees as its freezing point, and 212 degrees as the boiling point of water.

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