centigrade

[ sen-ti-greyd ]
/ ˈsɛn tɪˌgreɪd /

adjective

divided into 100 degrees, as a scale.
(initial capital letter) Celsius(def 2). Abbreviation: cent. Symbol: C

Origin of centigrade

From French, dating back to 1805–15; see origin at centi-, -grade
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British Dictionary definitions for centigrade

centigrade

/ (ˈsɛntɪˌɡreɪd) /

adjective

a former name for Celsius

noun

a unit of angle equal to one hundredth of a grade

usage

Although still used in meteorology, centigrade, when indicating the Celsius scale of temperature, is now usually avoided because of its possible confusion with the hundredth part of a grade
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Medicine definitions for centigrade

centigrade

[ sĕntĭ-grād′ ]

adj.

Celsius.
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Science definitions for centigrade

centigrade

[ sĕntĭ-grād′ ]

See Celsius.

Usage

Because of confusion over the prefix centi-, which originally meant 100 but developed the meaning 1100, scientists agreed to stop using the term centigrade in 1948. The term Celsius is now standard.
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Culture definitions for centigrade

centigrade


The Celsius temperature scale.

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