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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: Swedish astronomer who devised the centigrade thermometer (1701-1744) [syn: Celsius, Anders Celsius]

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Etymology: Anders Celsius Date: circa 1850 relating to, conforming to, or having the international thermometric scale on which the interval between the triple point of water and the boiling point of water is divided into 99.99 degrees with 0.01 representing the triple point and 100 the boiling point <10 Celsius>; also centigrade abbreviation C II. biographical name Anders 1701-1744 Swedish astronomer

NOAA Weather Glossary

a temperature scale in which zero is the freezing point of water and onehundred is the boiling point.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. of or denoting a temperature on the Celsius scale. Phrases and idioms: Celsius scale a scale of temperature on which water freezes at 0 and boils at 100 under standard conditions. Etymology: A. Celsius, Sw. astronomer d. 1744

Webster's 1913 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Celsius is a scale for measuring temperature, in which water freezes at 0 degrees and boils at 100 degrees. It is represented by the symbol C. Highest temperatures 11 Celsius, that's 52 Fahrenheit. = centigrade ADJ: n/num ADJ Celsius is also a noun. The thermometer shows the temperature in Celsius and Fahrenheit.



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