Pronunciation: (far'un-hīt"; [key] Ger. fär'un•hīt"),
Ga•bri•el Da•ni•el Pronunciation: ( Ger. gä'brē-el" dä'nē-el"), [key] 1686–1736, German physicist: devised a temperature scale and introduced the use of mercury in thermometers.
noting, pertaining to, or measured according to a temperature scale (Fahr'enheit scale") in which 32° represents the ice point and 212° the steam point. Symbol: F See illus. under thermometer.
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