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Fahrenheit scale

Pronunciation: far'en-hit

Definition: a thermometer scale in which the freezing point of water is 32°F and its boiling point is 212°F; 0°F indicates the lowest temperature Fahrenheit could obtain, by mixing ice and salt in 1724; °C = 59(°F - 32).

[Gabriel D. Fahrenheit]

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