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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fahrenheit  \Fah"ren*heit\a.  [G.] 
  Conforming  to  the  scale  used  by  Gabriel  Daniel  Fahrenheit  in 
  the  graduation  of  his  thermometer;  of  or  relating  to 
  Fahrenheit's  thermometric  scale.  --  n.  The  Fahrenheit 
  termometer  or  scale. 
 
  Note:  The  Fahrenheit  thermometer  is  so  graduated  that  the 
  freezing  point  of  water  is  at  32  degrees  above  the  zero 
  of  its  scale,  and  the  boiling  point  at  212  degrees 
  above.  It  is  commonly  used  in  the  United  States  and  in 
  England. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fahrenheit 
  adj  :  of  a  temperature  scale  that  registers  the  freezing  point  of 
  water  as  32  degrees  F  and  the  boiling  point  as  212 
  degrees  F  at  one  atmosphere  of  pressure  [syn:  {f},  {Fahr}] 
  [ant:  {celsius}] 




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