Celsius, Anders


Swedish astronomer, 1701-1744.

Celsius scale

A temperature scale on which the boiling point of water is 100° and the freezing point is 0°. This is the official scientific name of this temperature scale.
SYN: SEE: centigrade 1scale
SEE: Fahrenheit 1scale for table; SEE: thermometer for table; Conversion Rules and Factors

Celsius thermometer

A thermometer generally used in scientific notation. Temperature of boiling water at sea level is 100°C and the freezing point is 0°C.
SYN: SEE: centigrade thermometer