Fahrenheit temperature

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Fahrenheit temperature (fa-rĕn-hyt) n. 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°. The formula for converting from Fahrenheit (F) to Celsius (C) is: C = 5/9(F – 32). See also Celsius temperature. [ G. D. Fahrenheit (1686–1736), German physicist]