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centigrade


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Centigrade  \Cen"ti*grade\,  a.  [L.  centum  a  hundred  +  gradus 
  degree:  cf  F.  centigrade.] 
  Consisting  of  a  hundred  degrees;  graduated  into  a  hundred 
  divisions  or  equal  parts  Specifically:  Of  or  pertaining  to 
  the  centigrade  thermometer;  as  10[deg]  centigrade  (or 
  10[deg]  C.). 
 
  {Centigrade  thermometer},  a  thermometer  having  the  zero  or  0 
  at  the  point  indicating  the  freezing  state  of  water,  and 
  the  distance  between  that  and  the  point  indicating  the 
  boiling  state  of  water  divided  into  one  hundred  degrees. 
  It  is  called  also  the  {Celsius  thermometer},  from  Anders 
  Celsius,  the  originator  of  this  scale. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  centigrade 
  adj  :  of  a  temperature  scale  that  registers  the  freezing  point  of 
  water  as  0  degrees  C  and  the  boiling  point  as  100 
  degrees  C  under  normal  atmospheric  pressure  [syn:  {celsius}, 
  {c}]  [ant:  {fahrenheit}] 




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