The degree Fahrenheit (or simply °F) unit was a measure of temperature. The Fahrenheit temperature scale was designed so that the freezing point of water was 32° and the boiling point was 212° at 1 Earth atm.

Sensors aboard 23rd century Federation starships could be calibrated to read in degrees Fahrenheit. However, like the mile, this antiquated means of measurement was used only on rare occasions. For instance, the body function panels in sickbay measured a patient's body temperature in both Celsius and Fahrenheit. (Star Trek: The Original Series)

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  • The surface temperature of Alfa 177 typically dropped to −120° (Fahrenheit) at night. When an Enterprise landing party became stranded there, they endured the temperature dropping to −20°, −41°, −75° before finally being rescued. (TOS: "The Enemy Within")
  • Reginald Smith read off the temperatures in a weather report, during a World War II holodeck simulation, stating that it was 59° (Fahrenheit) in Dover, with a low of 59°. In another broadcast, he reported a temperature range from a low of 52° to a high of 71°, and that the current temperature in Dover was 59°, with a temperature range from a low of 45° to a high of 63°. (VOY: "The Killing Game")
  • When Spock experienced advanced aging, he found that the ambient temperature aboard the Enterprise to be increasingly uncomfortable for me. To help alleviate this problem, he adjusted the temperature in his quarters to 125° (Fahrenheit), which he found to be at least tolerable, but wondered if Doctor Leonard McCoy could be given to him to help lower his sensitivity to cold. (TOS: "The Deadly Years")

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