- divided into 100 degrees, as a scale.
- (initial capital letter) Celsius(def 2). Abbreviation: cent. Symbol: C
Origin of centigrade
Examples from the Web for centigrade
Historical Examples of centigrade
Centigrade, or about one-third that of the probable temperature of the sun.Heroes of the Telegraph
To begin with metals, uranium melts at 1150 centigrade, and tungsten at 3370 and iridium at 2350.Pariah Planet
The temperature behind the firewall had risen to two-forty Centigrade.The Bramble Bush
Gordon Randall Garrett
A temperature from 65° to 85° centigrade is maintained during the drying process.All About Coffee
William H. Ukers
The centigrade scale is the one used by scientists everywhere.Physics
Willis Eugene Tower
- a former name for Celsius
- a unit of angle equal to one hundredth of a grade
- 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.