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(sĕn′tĭ-grād′)
Celsius.

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

(ˈsɛntɪˌɡreɪd)
(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

(ˈsɛn tɪˌgreɪd)

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

(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

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

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.
The maximum temperature during the period is expected to range between 33 to 35 degrees centigrade.
The National Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology says temperatures will be between 35 and 40 degrees centigrade on Tuesday in the regions of Sofia, Pernik, Kyustendil, Lovech, Gabrovo, Smolyan, Kardzhali, Targovishte, Razgrad, Shumen, Silistra, Dobrich, Varna and Burgas.
40 degrees centigrade two days back, breaking a 50-year record.
The cold spell is not expected to last long and temperatures will rise to around 14 degrees centigrade by the end of next week.
The accord had concluded that the world should limit the global average temperature rise to 2 degree Centigrade to save the planet from disasters.
A two degree centigrade warming scenario would have very negative consequences for the future of the tourism industry in the region.
THE British public have had Centigrade stuffed down their throats for decades, but in days like these we persist in thinking in Fahrenheit.
In Holland,Amsterdam saw a clear summer day,but recorded a high of just 21 degrees centigrade compared to Crosby in Merseyside with 29.
According to NanoDynamics, the 900 to 1,000 degree centigrade operating temperatures of conventional SOFCs "limit the types of materials that can be employed as well as [create] sealing and longevity problems associated with the thermal stresses due to the heating and cooling of the fuel cell system.
The TUC is calling for a maximum working temperature of 30 degrees Centigrade, or 27 degrees Centigrade for those doing strenuous work.
The term superheated water refers to liquid water under pressure between 100 degrees Centigrade and its critical temperature, 374 degrees Centigrade.

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