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Centigrade definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CENTIGRADE, a. Consisting of a hundred degrees; graduated into a hundred divisions or equal parts; as a centigrade thermometer.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: of or relating to a temperature scale on which the freezing point of water is 0 degrees and the boiling point of water is 100 degrees

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: French, from Latin centi- hundred + French grade Date: 1801 relating to, conforming to, or having a thermometric scale on which the interval between the freezing point of water and the boiling point of water is divided into 100 degrees with 0 representing the freezing point and 100 the boiling point <10 centigrade> abbreviation C; compare Celsius

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 = CELSIUS. 2 having a scale of a hundred degrees. Usage: In sense 1 Celsius is usually preferred in technical use. Etymology: F f. L centum hundred + gradus step

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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 (or 10[deg] C.). Centigrade thermometer, a thermometer having the zero or 0 at the point indicating the freezing state of water, and the distance between that and the point indicating the boiling state of water divided into one hundred degrees. It is called also the Celsius thermometer, from Anders Celsius, the originator of this scale.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Centigrade 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. ...daytime temperatures of up to forty degrees centigrade. = Celsius ADJ: usu n/num ADJ Centigrade is also a noun. The number at the bottom is the recommended water temperature in Centigrade.



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