What does Fahrenheit mean?

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  1. Describing a temperature scale originally defined as having 0 °F as the lowest temperature obtainable with a mixture of ice and salt, and 96 °F as the temperature of the human body, and now defined with 32 °F equal to 0 °C, and each degree Fahrenheit equal to 5/9 of a degree Celsius or 5/9 kelvin.
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A reverberating furnace with two hearths heated a roaster to 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit to calcine the ore.
This was why stone was not quarried in weather below twenty-two degrees Fahrenheit.
There were several days of temperatures 20-25 degrees below zero, Fahrenheit.
The exit doors of Al-Amariyah jammed shut as temperatures rose to 900 degrees Fahrenheit.
This old-school British feel even extends to the more modern elements such as climate control, which offers read-outs in Imperial Fahrenheit.
Distances still refer to yards or miles, weights are in pounds and ounces, and temperature readings are in Fahrenheit.

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