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Fahrenheit temperature scale

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  • Fahrenheit temperature scale —       scale based on 32° for the freezing point of water and 212° for the boiling point of water, the interval between the two being divided into 180 equal parts. The 18th century German physicist Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (Fahrenheit, Daniel… …   Universalium

  • temperature scale — noun a system of measuring temperature • Hypernyms: ↑scale, ↑scale of measurement, ↑graduated table, ↑ordered series, ↑system of measurement, ↑metric • Hyponyms: ↑Celsius …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fahrenheit temperature — temperature expressed on a scale in which the melting point of ice is assigned a temperature of 32° and the boiling point of water a temperature of 212°. For most medical purposes the Celsius (centigrade) scale has replaced the Fahrenheit scale.… …   Medical dictionary

  • Fahrenheit temperature — temperature expressed on a scale in which the melting point of ice is assigned a temperature of 32° and the boiling point of water a temperature of 212°. For most medical purposes the Celsius (centigrade) scale has replaced the Fahrenheit scale.… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • absolute temperature scale — Thermodynam. temperature (absolute temperature) as measured on a scale in which the hypothetical lowest limit of physical temperatures is assigned the value zero (absolute zero), as the Kelvin scale. Also called absolute scale. * * * ▪ physics… …   Universalium

  • Celsius temperature scale — also called  centigrade temperature scale        scale based on 0° for the freezing point of water and 100° for the boiling point of water. Invented in 1742 by the Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius (Celsius, Anders), it is sometimes called the… …   Universalium

  • International Temperature Scale of 1990 — The International Temperature Scale of 1990 (ITS 90) is an equipment calibration standard for making measurements on the Kelvin and Celsius temperature scales. ITS–90 is an approximation of the thermodynamic temperature scale that facilitates the …   Wikipedia

  • Fahrenheit — For other uses, see Fahrenheit (disambiguation). Thermometer with Fahrenheit and Celsius units Fahrenheit is the temperature scale proposed in 1724 by, and named after, the Dutch German Polish physicist Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686–1736).[ …   Wikipedia

  • temperature — /tem peuhr euh cheuhr, choor , preuh , peuhr cheuhr, choor /, n. 1. a measure of the warmth or coldness of an object or substance with reference to some standard value. The temperature of two systems is the same when the systems are in thermal… …   Universalium

  • Fahrenheit, Daniel Gabriel — ▪ German physicist born May 24, 1686, Gdańsk, Pol. died Sept. 16, 1736, The Hague, Dutch Republic [now in The Netherlands]       German physicist and maker of scientific instruments. He is best known for inventing the alcohol thermometer (1709)… …   Universalium

  • Fahrenheit — Fahr·en·heit || færÉ™nhaɪt n. family name; Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit (1686–1736), German physicist who invented a system for measuring temperature by using a mercury filled thermometer; temperature scale adj. of temperature, of degrees… …   English contemporary dictionary

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