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 Fahrenheit Degree:  In the English system, temperature is measured in degrees Farenheit (F).
Fahrenheit

Temperature in the English system is measured using the Fahrenheit scale. This scale is named for a German instrument maker, Gabriel Fahrenheit, who invented the mercury thermometer in 1714. Two reference points are used with this scale, the freezing point of water (32 degrees Fahrenheit) and the boiling point of water (212 degrees Fahrenheit). Although not to scale, a couple other common temperatures are labeled below.