Definitions of centigrade

  1. A thermometer divided, between the freezing and boiling points of water, into 100 parts or degrees. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  2. Consisting of a hundred degrees; graduated into a hundred divisions or equal parts. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Divided into a hundred parts called degrees; used especially of the centigrade thermometer, on which the distance between the freezing point and boiling point of water is divided into one hundred equal degrees. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Having a hundred degrees: divided into a hundred degrees, as the centigrade thermometer, in which freezing-point is zero and boiling-point is 100°. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Divided in to a hundred degrees. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. Graduated to a scale of 100°. On the centigrade thermometer the freezing - point of water is zero and its boiling - point 100°; its symbol is C.; as, 100° C. Compare FAHRENHEIT. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for centigrade

  1. The general lowering of the temperature of Europe, says Professor Neumayr, could not have amounted to more than six degrees Centigrade – The History of the European Fauna by R. F. Scharff
  2. The melting point is around 250 degrees Centigrade – Four-Day Planet by Henry Beam Piper