- 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 amp; 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.