Celsius

Anders, Swedish astronomer, 1701–1744. See C. scale.
See C. scale.

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Cel·sius 'sel-sē-əs, -shəs adj relating to or having a scale for measuring temperature on which the interval between the triple point and the boiling point of water is divided into 99.99 degrees with 0.01° being the triple point and 100.00° the boiling point abbr. C compare CENTIGRADE
Celsius Anders (1701-1744)
Swedish astronomer. Celsius's major contribution was his thermometer scale. Although not the first thermometer with a 100-degree scale, his scale, described in 1742, used the freezing and boiling points of water as its two fixed points, with 0° for the boiling point and 100° for the freezing point. Five years later the system was reversed so that 0° represented the freezing point and 100° represented the boiling point and then it gradually gained acceptance. Since about 1800 Celsius has been used as an adjective to designate a thermometer based on the revised scale and more recently to indicate the scale itself.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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