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Meaning of CENTIGRADE

Pronunciation:  'sentu`greyd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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
 

CENTIGRADE is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: c, celsius
 
 Antonyms: f, Fahr, fahrenheit
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

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