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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)

Etymologies

After Anders Celsius.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
After Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius (1701–1744), who first proposed the centigrade scale in 1742. (Wiktionary)

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