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Meaning of CELSIUS

Pronunciation:  'selseeus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  Swedish astronomer who devised the centigrade thermometer (1701-1744)
  2. [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

CELSIUS is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: Anders Celsius, c, centigrade
 Antonyms: f, Fahr, fahrenheit
 See Also: astronomer, stargazer, uranologist



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Biology Dictionary
  1. The temperature scale defined by the values 0 °C for the freezing point of water and 100 °C for the boiling point of water; a °C is the same size as a Kelvin.
  2. This is a scale for measuring temperature, usually abbreviated as C. The freezing point of water is 0° C, and boiling point of water is 100° C. The normal oral temperature is 36.3° to 37.1° C. The rectal temperature is about 0.5° C higher than the oral temperature. To convert Celsius to Fahrenheit which is another commonly used scale of temperature, one can use this formula: multiply degrees in C by 9/5 and add 32.