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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).]
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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
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cen•ti•grade

(ˈsɛn tɪˌgreɪd)

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

[ˈsɛntɪgreɪd] adjcentigrade
20 degrees centigrade → vingt degrés centigrade
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centigrade

adjCelsius-; one degree centigradeein Grad Celsius
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centigrade

[ˈsɛntɪˌgreɪd] adjcentigrado/a
30 degrees centigrade → 30 gradi centigradi
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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.
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cen·ti·grade

n. centígrado.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

Centigrade

adj centígrado; 38 degrees Centigrade..38 grados centígrados
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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."
Temps will range from plus 21 degrees centigrade on the seaside to plus 24 degrees centigrade in the southern parts of the city.
In Kalat, the temperature has dropped to -4 degrees Centigrade.
According to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) spokesperson Khalid Mahmood Malik, mercury rose to 50 degrees centigrade in Turban on Monday, May 28 and in Mohenjo Daro on Tuesday, May 29.
The climate statistics released by the National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI) pointed out that the high temperature in 2016 summer was 37 centigrade and the low temperature during the same season was 26.3 centigrade compared to 29.5 and 19 centigrade for the high and low temperatures respectively in 2016 winter.
He said that minimum temperature recorded in the city on Sunday was 25 degrees Centigrade whereas maximum temperature was 32 degrees Centigrade.
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.
* GDP [*] (1998): US$ 9.8 billion * GDP [*] PER CAPITA: US$ 5,835 million * LITERACY RATE: 94.8% * LIFE EXPECTANCY: 76 years * LANGUAGE: Spanish * TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE: 506 * CURRENCY: US$1 = 282.95 Colones (As of May 21, 1999) * JANUARY MEDIAN TEMPERATURE: San Jose: 18.9 Centigrade, 66 Fahrenheit * JULY MEDIAN TEMPERATURE: San Jose: 20.6[degrees]C/ 69.1[degrees]F
In Riga, the day will be sunny and maximal air temperatures will be in the range from plus 24 degrees centigrade in the northern parts of the city to plus 28 degrees centigrade in the south.
According to Pakistan Meteorological Department's spokesman for Karachi the minimum temperature registered during early hours of the day was 26 degrees centigrade while humidity at one point time dipped to 60%.
Skardu remained the coldest place today with minus twelve degree centigrade temperature.