- Ga·bri·el Da·ni·el [German gah-bree-el dah-nee-el] /German ˈgɑ briˌɛl ˈdɑ niˌɛl/, 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 (Fahrenheit scale) in which 32° represents the ice point and 212° the steam point. Symbol: F
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Contemporary Examples of fahrenheit
She came into the isolation center with a [temperature] of 40 degrees [104 Fahrenheit], and that was too high for a 6-year-old.‘Her Survival Was a Miracle’: The 6-Year-Old Who Beat Ebola
Wade C.L. Williams
October 23, 2014
Ray Bradbury, 91 (Aug. 22, 1920, to June 5, 2012) Science fiction was not the same after Fahrenheit 451.Remembering Writers Who Left Us in 2012
The Daily Beast
December 27, 2012
Ray Bradbury on His Love of Books and Life The revered author of ‘Fahrenheit 451’ died Wednesday at age 91.Obama’s ‘Sings’ Again, a ‘Hunger Games’ Teacher, and More Viral Videos
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June 9, 2012
Can I ask that you go back and watch this movie I made — Fahrenheit 9/11.Liberals Sold the Iraq War
September 15, 2010
Meat should be reach at least 160 degrees Fahrenheit throughout, and egg yolks should be cooked until solid.6 Things You Should Know About Salmonella
The Daily Beast
August 17, 2010
Historical Examples of fahrenheit
The temperature rises to 98° Fahrenheit most of the days in summer.From the St. Lawrence to the Yser with the 1st Canadian brigade
Frederic C. Curry
A discharged battery will, however, freeze above 0° Fahrenheit.
These readings are to be taken with the electrolyte at a temperature of 80° Fahrenheit.
Do not fill with electrolyte whose temperature is above 90° Fahrenheit.
Temperature: minus two hundred and twenty degrees Fahrenheit.Equation of Doom
- of or measured according to the Fahrenheit scale of temperatureSymbol: F
- Gabriel Daniel (ˈɡaːbrieːl ˈdaːnieːl). 1686–1736, German physicist, who invented the mercury thermometer and devised the temperature scale that bears his name
Word Origin and History for fahrenheit
1753, named for Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit (1686-1736), Prussian physicist who proposed the scale in 1714. An abstract surname meaning literally "experience."
- Of or relating to a temperature scale that registers the freezing point of water as 32°F and the boiling point as 212°F at one atmosphere of pressure.
- Relating to or based on a temperature scale that indicates the freezing point of water as 32° and the boiling point of water as 212° under standard atmospheric pressure.
- German physicist who invented the mercury thermometer in 1714 and devised the Fahrenheit temperature scale.
A temperature scale, used primarily in the United States, in which the freezing point of water is 32 degrees and the boiling point 212 degrees. Temperatures in this scale are denoted by °F or, in scientific usage, F alone. (Compare Celsius.)