centigrade


cen·ti·grade

adjective \ˈsen-tə-ˌgrād, ˈsän-\

Definition of CENTIGRADE

:  relating to, conforming to, or having a thermometric scale on which the interval between the freezing point of water and the boiling point of water is divided into 100 degrees with 0° representing the freezing point and 100° the boiling point <10° centigrade> —abbreviation C — compare celsius

Origin of CENTIGRADE

French, from Latin centi- hundred + French grade
First Known Use: 1801

cen·ti·grade

adjective \ˈsent-ə-ˌgrād, ˈsänt-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CENTIGRADE

: relating to, conforming to, or having a thermometer scale on which the interval between the freezing and boiling points of water is divided into 100 degrees with 0° representing the freezing point and 100° the boiling point <10° centigrade>—abbreviation Celsius; compare celsius

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