centigrade centigrade  /ˈsɛn tə ˌɡreɪd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or relating to a temperature scale on which the freezing point of water is 0 degrees and the boiling point of water is 100 degrees

Usage(s):

  1. He had left $4,200 for a steel capsule and for liquid nitrogen to keep his body frozen at about 200 below zero centigrade.
  2. The latest model of Lohmann's furnace can create a heat of 4,000 degrees centigrade.
  3. The plate with the higher potential is heated to about 1,500 centigrade, the other to around 1,000 centigrade.

News

  • Blasting heat forecast for U.S. Western states

    (Reuters) - Residents of western U.S. states awoke on Monday to more scorching heat that was expected to break record highs and grip the region through the early part of the holiday week, meteorologists said. Temperatures were likely to hit well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Centigrade) in Fresno, California, Phoenix and to the north in Boise, Idaho, and Spokane, Washington, according ...
    on July 1, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. Speaking in The Times, Ecclestone said: "I don't think that the Formula One fans would like a championship to be won because the temperature of the fuel, which can't be measured anyway, is possibly 5C (degrees centigrade) out. If anybody thinks...
    on Nov 14, 2007 By: Bernie Ecclestone Source: Yahoo! Eurosport

  2. "Our vision has one overriding aim: holding the rise in global average temperature to no more than 2 degrees centigrade. This requires global greenhouse gas emissions to peak within the next 10 to 15 years and be cut at least by half by 2050,"...
    on Nov 19, 2007 By: Gordon Brown Source: Reuters UK

  3. "For each degree centigrade of warmer temperature, it is predicted that 10 percent of all known species will disappear," Djoghlaf told Reuters.
    on Dec 15, 2009 By: Ahmed Djoghlaf Source: Reuters

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