Scale, centigrade

Thermometer scale in which the freezing point of water is 0°C and the boiling point of water at sea level is 100°C. The Centigrade scale is used around most of the world to indicate the temperature on a thermometer while the Fahrenheit scale is still obstinately in use in the US. This anachronism requires conversion from Centigrade (°C) to Fahrenheit (°F), and vice versa. One degree °C = (5/9)(°F - 32). One degree °F = (9/5)(°C) + 32.

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  • centigrade scale — Celsijaus skalė statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. Celsius scale; centesimal temperature scale; centigrade scale vok. Celsius Skala, f; zentesimale Temperaturskala, f; Zentigradskala, f rus. стоградусная температурная шкала, f;… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • centigrade scale — Celsijaus skalė statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Temperatūros skalė, kurios intervalas tarp ledo lydymosi ir vandens virimo temperatūrų normaliomis sąlygomis padalytas į 100 lygių dalių. atitikmenys: angl. Celsius… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • centigrade scale — Celsijaus skalė statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Temperatūros skalė, kurios intervalas tarp ledo lydymosi ir vandens virimo temperatūrų (normaliomis sąlygomis) padalytas į 100 lygių dalių. atitikmenys: angl. Celsius scale; centigrade scale… …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Centigrade thermometer — 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]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • centigrade — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of or denoting the Celsius scale of temperature, with a hundred degrees between the freezing and boiling points of water. USAGE On using centigrade or Celsius, see the note at CELSIUS(Cf. ↑Celsius). ORIGIN from Latin centum a… …   English terms dictionary

  • Centigrade — Thermometer scale in which the freezing point of water is 0°C and the boiling point of water at sea level is 100°C. The Centigrade scale is used around most of the world to indicate the temperature on a thermometer while the Fahrenheit scale is… …   Medical dictionary

  • 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

  • centigrade — [[t]se̱ntɪgreɪd[/t]] ADJ: usu n/num ADJ Centigrade is a scale for measuring temperature, in which water freezes at 0 degrees and boils at 100 degrees. It is represented by the symbol °C. ...daytime temperatures of up to forty degrees centigrade.… …   English dictionary

  • centigrade — 1. adjective a) Having 100 divisions between two fixed points. b) Celsius. 2. noun A centigrade temperature scale having the freezing point of water …   Wiktionary

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