from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. 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. See Table at measurement.
- Celsius, Anders 1701-1744. Swedish astronomer who devised (1742) the centigrade thermometer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. this sense?) A metric scale of temperature, originally defined as having the freezing point of water as 0° and its boiling point as 100°, at standard atmospheric pressure. The standardized definition has 0.01° C as the triple point of water, and a difference in temperature of 1° C corresponds to 1/273.16 of the difference in temperature between the triple point and the absolute zero.
- adj. Of the Celsius temperature scale.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The Celsius thermometer or scale, so called from Anders Celsius, a Swedish astronomer, who invented it. It is the same as the centigrade thermometer or scale.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. Swedish astronomer who devised the centigrade thermometer (1701-1744)
Celsius is not a replacement for exercise and it is not a weight loss product; it is a replacement beverage for people who love the great taste of a soft drink and the energy of an energy drink, without the bad-for-you ingredients.
Celsius is available in 5 flavours – Orange, Cola, Lemon-Lime, Wild Berry and Ginger Ale.
Celsius is a dietary supplement regulated by the FDA for food safety and quality manufacturing, and by the FTC for product packaging claims.
Our weather is in Celsius and our ovens are in Fahrenheit.
Although you might easily recognize the name Celsius in connection with temperature, you might not know about the contributions Anders made to astronomy some three centuries ago.
I also keep in mind that 0 Celsius is freezing and one degree C is equal to more than 1.5 degrees F or some such.
It was obvious to me that the Torontonian was giving her temperatures in Celsius, and the Buffalonian was talking Fahrenheit, and the Buffalo woman was shocked at Toronto's unbearable weather.
The temperature sounds more dramatic in Celsius: yesterday when I went for my morning dog-walk it was 0, today is was -5.
I'm convinced that part of the reason Americans have an impression of Canada as always cold - 365 days a year - is they're looking at temperatures in Celsius, but don't know it.
A plus: temperatures can be viewed in Celsius or Fahrenheit and the site can be read in English or Spanish.