Celsius meaning

sĕlsē-əs, -shəs
The definition of Celsius is something related a system of measuring temperature where water freezes at 0 degrees and boils at 100 degrees.

A thermometer used to measure temperature and based on a scale where water boils at 100 degrees is an example of a Celsius thermometer.

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This thermometer or its scale.
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Relating to a temperature scale on which the freezing point of water is 0° and the boiling point of water is 100° under normal atmospheric pressure.
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Alternative capitalization of Celsius.
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Celsius is defined as a system of measuring temperature where water freezes at 0 degrees and boils at 100 degrees.

A temperature scale developed by Anders Celsius where water freezes at 0 degree is an example of Celsius.

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Designating or of a thermometer on which 0° is the freezing point and 100° is the boiling point of water; centigrade: the formula for converting a Celsius temperature to Fahrenheit is °F =95 °C + 32
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Of or relating to a temperature scale that registers the freezing point of water as 0° and the boiling point as 100° under normal atmospheric pressure.
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Origin of celsius

  • After Anders Celsius

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition