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).
A temperature scale, also called centigrade, according to which water freezes at zero degrees and boils at one hundred degrees.
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A temperature scale in which zero degrees is the freezing point of water and 100 degrees is the boiling point. Temperature in this scale is generally denoted by °C or, in scientific usage, C alone. (CompareFahrenheit (see also Fahrenheit).)