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Celsius Explained

celsius at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


Celsius at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1850, for Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius (1701-1744) inventor of the centigrade scale. ///

Celsius at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] written abbreviation C [Date: 1800-1900; Origin: Anders Celsius (1701-44), Swedish scientist who invented the scale]// a scale of temperature in which water freezes at 0[hA13B] and boils at 100[hA13B]// Centigrade// --12[hA13B] Celsius (=12 degrees on the Celsius scale) // -- Celsius adj //

celsius at Dutch => English Of Explained:


celsius at German => English Of Explained:

Celsius, centigrade

Celsius at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Swedish astronomer. He taught at the Univ. of Uppsala from 1730 to his death. In 1733 he published a collection of 316 observations of the aurora borealis. In 1744 he built the Uppsala Observatory. He is best known for his invention of the Celsius (often called centigrade) thermometer scale (1742), which set the freezing point of water at 0° and the boiling point of water at 100° .

Celsius at Dutch => English Of Explained:

Celsius [sɛlsijɵs]

Celsius at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(also centigrade) adjective
(abbreviation C) of or using a scale of temperature in which water freezes at 0ー and boils at 100ー:
It will be a mild night, around nine degrees Celsius. * the Celsius Scale
Celsius noun [U]:
temperatures in Celsius and Fahrenheit

Celsius at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Celsius \Cel"si*us\, n.
The Celsius thermometer or scale, so called from Anders
Celsius, a Swedish astronomer, who invented it. It is the
same as the centigrade thermometer or scale.

Celsius at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : Swedish astronomer who devised the centigrade thermometer
(1701-1744) [syn: {Anders Celsius}]

Celsius at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


After Swedish astronomer Category: w - :Anders Celsius|Anders Celsius (1701-1744), who first proposed the centigrade scale in 1742.


* Inter: IPA » /sɛlsiːəs/


  • Inter: rfc-de » f A metric scale of temperature, originally defined as having the freezing point of water as 0° and its boiling point as 100°, at standard atmospheric pressure. The standardized definition has 0.01° C as the triple point of water, and a difference in temperature of 1° C corresponds to 1/273.16 of the difference in temperature between the triple point and the absolute zero.


    * centigrade Inter: qualifier » slightly old-fashioned


    Inter: trans-top » metric scale of temperature
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|سيلزيوس|m|tr=siilzyus, Inter: t- » ar|سلسيوس|m|tr=salsyus
    • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|Цэльсій|m|tr=Cél’sij
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|Целзий|m|tr=Célzij
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|攝氏|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|摄氏|tr=Shèshì|sc=Hani
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|Celsius
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|Celsio
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|celsius
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|Celsius|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Celsius|m
    • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|צלסיוס|tr=tselsius

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|摂氏|tr=せっし, Sesshi, Inter: t- » ja|セルシウス|tr=Serushiusu
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|섭씨|tr=Seopssi|sc=Hang (Inter: t+ » ko|攝氏|sc=Hani), Inter: t- » ko|셀시우스|tr=Selsiuseu|sc=Hang
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|Целзиус|tr=Célzius
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|Цельсий|m|tr=Cél’sij
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|Целзијус|m|sc=Cyrl
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|Celzijus|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|grader, Inter: t+ » sv|Celsius
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|Цельсій|m|tr=Cél’sij
  • Vietnamese: (độ) bách phân

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


  • Of the Celsius temperature scale.


    * centigrade (slightly old-fashioned)
    • centesimal


      * Russian: Цельсий (Tsél’sij)
    • Vietnamese: thuộc về độ bách phân

      See also

      * degree Celsius
    • Fahrenheit
    • kelvin

      External links

      * Entry for "degree Celsius" in How Many? A Dictionary of Units of Measurement


      * sluices

    Category: Category:English eponyms -
    Category: Category:en:Temperature -



  • The letter "C" in the Finnish tavausaakkoset, a spelling system similar to ICAO spelling alphabet.
    1. Inter: alternative spelling of » celsius|lang=fi

    Translation: de » Celsius
    Translation: et » Celsius
    Translation: fr » Celsius
    Translation: gl » Celsius
    Translation: ko » Celsius
    Translation: io » Celsius
    Translation: it » Celsius
    Translation: ku » Celsius
    Translation: my » Celsius
    Translation: nl » Celsius
    Translation: pl » Celsius
    Translation: sv » Celsius
    Translation: zh » Celsius

  • celsius at English (WD) Of Explained:



    Inter: en-noun » celsius
  • Inter: alternative capitalization of » Celsius
    1. Inter: quote-news » 2009|January 13|AAP|Enviro-friendly fridges|Herald-Sun|url=,21985,24906791-662,00.html

    |passage=Fridges switch themselves on and off regularly as they keep their temperature between 2 and 4 degrees celsius.


    * sluices



    Inter: fi-nou » n
  • Alternative capitalization of Celsius (letter "C" in the Finnish standard spelling alphabet).
    1. Celsius (scale of temperature).
    2. : Lämpötila on 10 astetta celsiusta.
    3. :: The temperature is 10 degrees Celsius.


      Inter: fi-decl-vastaus » celsiu



    Inter: la-adj-form » celsius
  • Inter: inflection of » celsior|celsior|nom|n|s|lang=la
    1. Inter: inflection of » celsior|celsior|acc|n|s|lang=la
    2. Inter: inflection of » celsior|celsior|voc|n|s|lang=la

    Translation: io » celsius
    Translation: no » celsius
    Translation: vi » celsius
    Translation: zh » celsius