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Noun: Celsius  sel-see-us
  1. Swedish astronomer who devised the centigrade thermometer (1701-1744)
    - Anders Celsius
  2. Temperature measurement on the Celsius scale (where water freezes at zero degrees and boils at 100 degrees; unit divisions are equal to the kelvin, with zero kelvin being -273.15 C)
    - degree centigrade, degree Celsius, C, centigrade

Type of: astronomer, degree, stargazer, uranologist

Encyclopedia: Celsius, Anders