Celsius scale thermometer

Cel·si·us scale, thermometer (selґse-əs) [Anders Celsius, Swedish astronomer, 1701–1744] see under scale and thermometer.

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  • Celsius —    , CELSIUS SCALE    The centigrade thermometer has two constant degrees, a freezing point of water, namely 0°, and its boiling point, 100°. It is sometimes called the Celsius scale in honor of the person who simplified the Fahrenheit scale,… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • Celsius thermometer — thermometer that measures temperature according to the Celsius scale …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Celsius — For other uses, see Celsius (disambiguation). Celsius temperature conversion formulae from Celsius to Celsius Fahrenheit [°F] = [°C] × 9⁄5 + 32 [°C] = ([°F] − 32) × 5⁄9 Kelvin… …   Wikipedia

  • Celsius — /sel see euhs, shee /, adj. 1. Also, Centigrade. pertaining to or noting a temperature scale (Celsius scale) in which 0° represents the ice point and 100° the steam point. Symbol: C See illus. under thermometer. 2. Thermodynam. of or pertaining… …   Universalium

  • Celsius thermometer — a thermometer employing the Celsius scale (q.v.) …   Medical dictionary

  • Celsius — Cel si*us, 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Celsius — [sel′sē əs] adj. [after A. Celsius (1701 44), Swed astronomer, the inventor] 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 …   English World dictionary

  • Thermometer — A clinical mercury in glass thermometer …   Wikipedia

  • scale — 1. A standardized test for measuring psychological, personality, or behavioral characteristics. SEE ALSO: score, test. 2. SYN: squama. 3. A small thin plate of horny epithelium, resembling a fish s., cast off from the skin …   Medical dictionary

  • thermometer — thermometric /therr meuh me trik/, thermometrical, adj. thermometrically, adv. /theuhr mom i teuhr/, n. an instrument for measuring temperature, often a sealed glass tube that contains a column of liquid, as mercury, that expands and contracts,… …   Universalium

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