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FAHRENHEIT

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FAHRENHEIT (noun)
  The noun FAHRENHEIT has 1 sense:

1. German physicist who invented the mercury thermometer and developed the scale of temperature that bears his name (1686-1736)

  Familiarity information: FAHRENHEIT used as a noun is very rare.


FAHRENHEIT (adjective)
  The adjective FAHRENHEIT has 1 sense:

1. of or relating to a temperature scale proposed by the inventor of the mercury thermometer

  Familiarity information: FAHRENHEIT used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FAHRENHEIT (noun)


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Meaning:

German physicist who invented the mercury thermometer and developed the scale of temperature that bears his name (1686-1736)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Fahrenheit; Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit

Instance hypernyms:

physicist (a scientist trained in physics)


FAHRENHEIT (adjective)


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Meaning:

Of or relating to a temperature scale proposed by the inventor of the mercury thermometer

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit under normal conditions

Pertainym:

Fahrenheit scale (a temperature scale that defines the freezing point of water as 32 degrees and the boiling point of water a 212 degrees)


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