Scale for measuring temperature. In this scale, water boils at 212° and freezes at 32°.
temperature scale devised in 1717 by G. D. Fahrenheit and denoted by °F. The normal freezing point of water is 32°F and the normal boiling point of water is 212°F. (See Celsius scale, Kelvin scale, Réaumur scale.)
temperature scale devised by Gabriel Fahrenheit. in which 32° represents the freezing point and 212° the boiling point of water at standard sea-level pressure. Fahrenheit degrees may be converted to centigrade degrees by using the following formula: °C = 5/9 (°F – 32)