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centigrade (adj) a unit of temperature on the Celsius scale.

A unit of temperature on a scale on which the freezing temperature of water is zero degrees and its boiling temperature is hundred degrees is called centigrade. It is also called the Celsius scale and has degrees from zero to one hundred.

  • Unlike other substances, water, instead of contracting on cooling, suddenly expands at 4 degrees centigrade.
  • The Celsius or the Centigrade scale is the scale of measurement of temperature in the metric system.
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