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"Fahrenheit" in British English

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Fahrenheitadjective, noun [U]

uk   us   /ˈfær.ən.haɪt/ (written abbreviation F)
(of) a ​measurement of ​temperature on a ​standard in which 32° is the ​temperature at which ​waterfreezes and 212° that at which it ​boils: Shall I give you the ​temperature in ​Celsius or in Fahrenheit? It was 80°F in the ​shade. Data are ​recorded in degrees Fahrenheit.
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(Definition of Fahrenheit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Fahrenheit" in American English

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Fahrenheitnoun [U]

 us   /ˈfær·ənˌhɑɪt/ (abbreviation F)
a ​range of ​numbers for ​measuringtemperature in which ​waterfreezes at 32° and ​boils at 212°: The Fahrenheit ​scale is still used ​throughout the US.
(Definition of Fahrenheit from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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