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ˈsɛn tɪˌgreɪdcenti·grade

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  1. centigrade(Noun)

    A centigrade temperature scale having the freezing point of water defined as 0° and its boiling point defined as 100° at standard atmospheric pressure. Now known as the Celsius scale.

  2. centigrade(Adjective)

    Having 100 divisions between two fixed points.

  3. centigrade(Adjective)


  4. Origin: * , degree.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Centigrade(adj)

    consisting of a hundred degrees; graduated into a hundred divisions or equal parts

  2. Centigrade(adj)

    of or pertaining to the centigrade thermometer; as, 10¡ centigrade (or 10¡ C.).

  3. Origin: [L. centum a hundred + gradus degree: cf. F. centigrade.]


  1. Centigrade

    Centigrade is a contemporary thriller short film starring Colin Cunningham, Daniel Brodsky, and Bernhard Lachkovics about a man trapped in a trailer. It won Leo Awards and awards at Method Fest Independent Film Festival and Cinequest Film Festival. The producers are working to turn the short into a feature film.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Centigrade

    sen′ti-grād, adj. having a hundred degrees: divided into a hundred degrees, as the centigrade thermometer constructed by Celsius (1701-44), in which freezing-point is zero and boiling-point is 100° (for its relation to the Fahrenheit scale, see Thermometer). [L. centum, and gradus, a step, a degree.]

Editors Contribution

  1. centigrade

    Divided into a hundred degrees on a temperature scale.

    Centigrade is used to relate to a temperature scale on which the freezing point of water is 0 degrees and the boiling point of water is 100 degrees

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on December 11, 2015  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of centigrade in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of centigrade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of centigrade in a Sentence

  1. Helen Lee:

    The reagents need to be so stable because it needs to be able to be transported in the truck, which often can go to 50 degrees Centigrade. And also it needs to be able to be stored at room temperature because there is no refrigerator or there is very little room for the refrigerator.

  2. Simon Hanks:

    Essentially, it is an extremely efficient heat exchanging system, which will effectively mount on the front of our new engine design and very efficiently cool incoming air of a very high temperature of about a thousand degrees C [Centigrade], to minus 150 degrees C in a fraction of a second; approximately one-hundredth of a second.

  3. Mark Thomas:

    The biggest issue that the guys have had to wrestle with is how you cope with extremely high temperatures that come into the engine when you're doing hypersonic speeds; so more than five times the speed of sound, 4,000 miles-per-hour. The temperature coming in at the front of the engine is a thousand degrees centigrade. And you have to be able to cool that air very rapidly to be able to do anything useful with it.

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