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cen·ti·grade

 (sĕn′tĭ-grād′)
adj. Abbr. C or cent.
Celsius.

[French : centi-, centi- + grade, degree (from Italian grado, rank, degree, from Latin gradus, step; see ghredh- in Indo-European roots).]

centigrade

(ˈsɛntɪˌɡreɪd)
adj
(Units) a former name for Celsius
n
(Units) a unit of angle equal to one hundredth of a grade
Usage: Although still used in meteorology, centigrade, when indicating the Celsius scale of temperature, is now usually avoided because of its possible confusion with the hundredth part of a grade

cen•ti•grade

(ˈsɛn tɪˌgreɪd)

adj.
1. divided into 100 degrees, as a scale.
2. (cap.) Celsius. Abbr.: cent. Symbol: C.
[1805–15; < French]

cen·ti·grade

(sĕn′tĭ-grād′)
Usage Because of confusion over the prefix centi-, which originally meant 100 but developed the meaning 1/100 , scientists agreed to stop using the term centigrade in 1948. They use the term Celsius instead.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.centigrade - 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
Translations
مِئَوي، دَرَج÷ مِئَوِيّه
Celsia
celcius
százas beosztású
Celsíus-
termometras su Celsijaus skale
pēc Celsijasimtgrādu-
stupne Celzia

centigrade

[ˈsentɪgreɪd] ADJcentígrado
30 degrees centigrade30 grados centígrados

centigrade

[ˈsɛntɪgreɪd] adjcentigrade
20 degrees centigrade → vingt degrés centigrade

centigrade

adjCelsius-; one degree centigradeein Grad Celsius

centigrade

[ˈsɛntɪˌgreɪd] adjcentigrado/a
30 degrees centigrade → 30 gradi centigradi

centigrade

(ˈsentigreid) adjective
(often abbreviated to C when written) as measured on a centigrade thermometer. twenty degrees centigrade; 20C.
centigrade thermometer
a thermometer which shows the temperature at which water freezes as 0, and that at which it boils as 100.

cen·ti·grade

n. centígrado.

Centigrade

adj centígrado; 38 degrees Centigrade..38 grados centígrados
References in classic literature ?
Formerly," replied Barbicane, "it was greatly exagerated; but now, after the calculations of Fourier, of the French Academy of Science, it is not supposed to exceed 60@ Centigrade below zero.
5 degrees Centigrade whereas the maximum was 31 degrees Centigrade.
He said that minimum temperature recorded in the city on Sunday was 25 degrees Centigrade whereas maximum temperature was 32 degrees Centigrade.
40 degrees centigrade two days back, breaking a 50-year record.
The accord had concluded that the world should limit the global average temperature rise to 2 degree Centigrade to save the planet from disasters.
Whether you are in Cairo or Croydon, 36 and 37 Centigrade just doesn't sound particularly hot.
9 Centigrade, 66 Fahrenheit * JULY MEDIAN TEMPERATURE: San Jose: 20.
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An official of the Met Office said that the minimum temperature is expected to remain between 13 degrees Centigrade to 15 degrees Centigrade during the period.
A Met Office official said that the minimum temperature is expected to remain between 12 and 14 degrees Centigrade during the period.