- consisting of or divided into 100 degrees
- Celsius: the preferred term in English until the adoption of Celsius in 1948 by an international conference on weights and measures: abbrev. C
Origin of centigradeFr: see centi- and grade
adjectiveAbbr. C or cent.
Origin of centigradeFrench centi- centi- grade degree ( from Italian grado rank, degree ) ( from Latin gradus step ; see ghredh- in Indo-European roots.)
- centi- + grade, degree.