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degree Celsius

Definition:

a degree on the Celsius scale of temperature

Class:

quantity noun (quantities and units of measure)

Plural:

degrees Celsius

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

degree centigrade | °C [abbreviation] | C [abbreviation] | cent. [abbreviation]

Etymology:

degree and Celsius
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Celsius | centigrade | degree Celsius

a scale and unit of measurement for temperature. It's named after the Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius, who developed a similar temperature scale. The degree Celsius can refer to a specific temperature on the Celsius scale as well as a unit to... (41 of 3879 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Celsius

Wiktionary:

degree Celsius | degrees Celsius [plural]

A metric unit of temperature, a derived unit of the International System of Units. Symbol: °C (16 of 77 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/degree Celsius

Oxford Dictionary:

century | centuries [plural] | cent. [abbreviation] | centurial [derived]

a period of one hundred years | a period of a hundred years reckoned from the traditional date of the birth of Christ | a score of a hundred in a ... (29 of 256 words, 5 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/century

American Heritage Dictionary:

cent.

centigrade | [Latin] centum (hundred) | century (5 of 7 words, 3 definitions)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/cent-abbv

Collins Dictionary:

C | C1

a person whose job is supervisory or clerical, or who works in junior management | [adjective] (15 of 603 words, 2 definitions, 17 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/c​1

C | C2

a skilled manual worker, or a manual worker with responsibility for other people | [adjective] (14 of 602 words, 2 definitions, 17 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/c​2

C | C3 | C-3 | inferior [synonym, sense-specific] | worthless [synonym, sense-specific]

in poor health or having a poor physique | [informal] inferior; worthless (11 of 593 words, 2 definitions, 16 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/c​3

C [US] | C4

a type of plastic explosive (5 of 591 words, 16 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/c​4

Random House Dictionary:

C | C's [plural] | Cs [plural] | c's [plural] | cs [plural] | C, c | C. | C- | c.

"c":, | the third letter of the English alphabet, a consonant. | any spoken sound represented by the letter "C" or "c", as in "cat, race", or ... (25 of 494 words, 78 definitions, 4 usage examples)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/c

Britannica Encyclopedia:

C [computer programming language]

computer programming language developed in the early 1970s by American computer scientist Dennis M. Ritchie at Bell Laboratories. C was designed as a ... (23 of 308 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/688344​/C

Columbia Encyclopedia:

C

third letter of the alphabet. In position and form, but not in meaning, it corresponds to Greek gamma (see G). In English it's pronounced variously, ... (25 of 64 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0809708​.html

programming language | Ada | ALGOL | BASIC | COBOL | computer language | FORTRAN | LISP | Pascal

syntax, grammar, and symbols or words used to give instructions to a computer. (13 of 17 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0840227​.html

Cambridge Dictionary:

C [entry 1] | C's [plural] | Cs [plural] | c's [plural]

the 3rd letter of the English alphabet (7 of 34 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/c 1

C [entry 2] | C's [plural] | Cs [plural]

a note in Western music (5 of 26 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/c 2

C [entry 3] | C's [plural] | Cs [plural]

a mark in an examination or for a piece of work which shows that your work is average (18 of 39 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/c 3

C [entry 4] | C's [plural] | Cs [plural]

the sign used in the Roman system for the number 100 (11 of 25 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/c 4

C [entry 5, after noun] | C's [plural] | Cs [plural]

[abbreviation] Celsius (2 of 21 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/c 5

C [entry 6] | C's [plural] | Cs [plural]

a computer programming language (4 of 16 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/c 6

Macmillan British Dictionary:

C [abbreviation]

Celsius | see: used in emails and text messages (8 of 35 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/C 6

Merriam-Webster:

C [entry 1, abbreviation]

capacitance | Celsius | centigrade | Coulomb | cytosine (5 of 21 words, 5 definitions)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/c show=1

C [entry 2, symbol, abbreviation]

carbon (1 of 6 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/c show=2

New World Dictionary:

deg

degree(s) (1 of 2 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/deg

Encarta Dictionary:

cent.

centigrade | central | century (3 of 12 words, 3 definitions)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861595803​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

degree Celsius | degrees Celsius [plural]

Origin: degree and Celsius

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/degree Celsius

degree | degrees [plural]

Origin: Old French degré (French: degré).

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/degree

Celsius

Origin: After Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius (1701-1744), who first proposed the centigrade scale in 1742.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Celsius

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