Where not otherwise indicated, temperature is stated in degrees of the centigrade or Celsius thermometer.
The temperature behind the firewall had risen to two-forty centigrade.
There are two scales used in thermometry, the Fahrenheit and the centigrade.
The centigrade scale is the one used by scientists everywhere.
During twenty-one days the eggs are maintained at a uniform temperature of about 40 centigrade.
What is this temperature on the centigrade and absolute scales?
The degrees have been changed from centigrade to our familiar Fahrenheit standard, disregarding fractions.
To convert Fahrenheit into centigrade subtract 32 and multiply by 0.555.
The gas fluorine becomes a liquid at 210° below zero centigrade.
During this time the room should be kept to at least 22 centigrade.
1799, from French; see centi- "hundred" + Latin gradus "degree" (see grade).
centigrade cen·ti·grade (sěn'tĭ-grād')
Our Living Language : Because of confusion over the prefix centi-, which originally meant 100 but developed the meaning 1/100 , scientists agreed to stop using the term centigrade in 1948. The term Celsius is now standard.