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celsius Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun Swedish astronomer who devised the centigrade thermometer (1701-1744)
    Anders Celsius.
WordNet

Cel"si*us noun
Definitions
  1. The Celsius thermometer or scale, so called from Anders Celsius, a Swedish astronomer, who invented it. It is the same as the centigrade thermometer or scale.

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