Meaning of “Fahrenheit” in the English Dictionary


"Fahrenheit" in English

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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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(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 measuring temperature in which water freezes 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)