- An·ders [ahn-ders] /ˈɑn dərs/, 1701–44, Swedish astronomer who devised the Celsius temperature scale.
- Also Centigrade. pertaining to or noting a temperature scale (Celsius scale) in which 0° represents the ice point and 100° the steam point. Symbol: C
- Thermodynamics. of or relating to a temperature scale having the same units as the Celsius scale but in which the zero point has been shifted so that the triple point of water has the exact value 0.01°; Celsius temperatures are computed from Kelvin values by subtracting 273.15 from the latter. Symbol: CCompare Kelvin(def 3).
Examples from the Web for celsius
Contemporary Examples of celsius
The body temperature will drop to about 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 Celsius), from 98.6 F (37 C).New 'Suspended Animation' Procedure Saves Lives by Replacing Blood with a Cold Electrolyte Solution
April 2, 2014
The global trend is clear: The average global surface temperature has risen roughly three-quarters of a degree Celsius since 1899.From Snowy Atlanta to Sunny Sochi, It's All About Global Weirding
February 12, 2014
Already with human-induced warming of only 0.8 degrees Celsius, we have turbocharged the climate system.The Big Idea: Can We Outsmart Climate Change?
July 19, 2013
Early Tuesday temperatures in some parts of the state were already approaching 40 degrees Celsius.Australia's Still Burning
January 8, 2013
On Sunday afternoon, the bottom of one of the reactors rose to 82 degrees Celsius (179.6 degrees Fahrenheit), Tepco said.New Earthquake Could Hit Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Plant: Study
February 18, 2012
Historical Examples of celsius
The bath at 40° Celsius is a real boon for arthritic persons.
While in the Gulf Stream we had an outer temperature of 28 Celsius.Aircraft and Submarines
Willis J. Abbot.
France uses that of Celsius, who graduated his scale on the decimal system.The Library of Work and Play: Mechanics, Indoors and Out
Fred T. Hodgson
Where not otherwise indicated, temperature is stated in degrees of the Centigrade or Celsius thermometer.The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II
A cube of ice in a glass of water at zero degrees Celsius exhibits certain properties and performs certain actions at its surface.What The Left Hand Was Doing
Gordon Randall Garrett
- denoting a measurement on the Celsius scaleSymbol: C
Word Origin for Celsius
Word Origin and History for celsius
1850, for Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius (1701-1744) inventor of the centigrade scale in 1742.
- Of or relating to a temperature scale that registers the freezing point of water as 0° and the boiling point as 100° under normal atmospheric pressure.
- Relating to a temperature scale on which the freezing point of water is 0° and the boiling point of water is 100° under normal atmospheric pressure. See Note at centigrade.
- Swedish astronomer who invented the centigrade thermometer in 1742.