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Fahrenheitadjective, noun [U]

uk   /ˈfær.ən.haɪt/  us   /ˈfer.ən.haɪt/ (written abbreviation F)
(of) a measurement of temperature on a standard in which 32° is the temperature at which water freezes 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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Fahrenheitnoun [U]

 us   /ˈfær·ənˌhɑɪt/ (abbreviation F)
a range of numbers for measuring temperature in which water freezes at 32° and boils at 212°: The Fahrenheit scale is still used throughout the US.
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