Celsius, centigrade

 (Abbr. C.) Interchangeable terms referring to the scale of temperature invented by Anders Celsius (1701–1744), a Swedish astronomer. To convert Celsius to Fahrenheit, multiply the Celsius temperature by 1.8 and add 32, or use the table in the Appendix.

Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors. 2013.

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  • centigrade — [ sɑ̃tigrad ] adj. et n. m. • 1811; de centi et grade ♦ Vieilli Divisé en cent degrés. Thermomètre centigrade. Degré centigrade, ou n. m. un centigrade : degré de l échelle centésimale. ● centigrade nom masculin Centième partie du grade, unité d… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Centigrade — noun (U) celsius Centigrade adjective …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Celsius —    , CELSIUS SCALE    The centigrade thermometer has two constant degrees, a freezing point of water, namely 0°, and its boiling point, 100°. It is sometimes called the Celsius scale in honor of the person who simplified the Fahrenheit scale,… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • Celsius thermometer — Centigrade Cen ti*grade, a. [L. centum a hundred + gradus degree: cf. F. centigrade.] Consisting of a hundred degrees; graduated into a hundred divisions or equal parts. Specifically: Of or pertaining to the centigrade thermometer; as, 10[deg]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Centigrade — Cen ti*grade, a. [L. centum a hundred + gradus degree: cf. F. centigrade.] Consisting of a hundred degrees; graduated into a hundred divisions or equal parts. Specifically: Of or pertaining to the centigrade thermometer; as, 10[deg] centigrade… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Centigrade thermometer — Centigrade Cen ti*grade, a. [L. centum a hundred + gradus degree: cf. F. centigrade.] Consisting of a hundred degrees; graduated into a hundred divisions or equal parts. Specifically: Of or pertaining to the centigrade thermometer; as, 10[deg]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • centigrade — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of or denoting the Celsius scale of temperature, with a hundred degrees between the freezing and boiling points of water. USAGE On using centigrade or Celsius, see the note at CELSIUS(Cf. ↑Celsius). ORIGIN from Latin centum a… …   English terms dictionary

  • centigrade — [sen′tə grād΄] adj. [Fr: see CENTI & GRADE] 1. consisting of or divided into 100 degrees 2. CELSIUS: the preferred term in English until the adoption of Celsius in 1948 by an international conference on weights and measures: abbrev. C …   English World dictionary

  • Celsius thermometer — Celsius thermometer, = centigrade thermometer. (Cf. ↑centigrade thermometer) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Celsius — Cel si*us, n. The Celsius thermometer or scale, so called from Anders Celsius, a Swedish astronomer, who invented it. It is the same as the centigrade thermometer or scale. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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