Celsius

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After Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius (1701–1744), who first proposed the centigrade scale in 1742.

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Celsius

  1. (Can we clean up(+) this sense?) 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.

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Celsius

  1. Of the Celsius temperature scale.

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Celsius

  1. The letter "C" in the Finnish tavausaakkoset, a spelling system similar to ICAO spelling alphabet.
  2. Alternative spelling of celsius.