Celsius scale


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Celsius scale

a scale of temperature in which 0° represents the melting point of ice and 100° represents the boiling point of water

Celsius Scale

 

a temperature scale in which the interval between the melting point of ice and the boiling point of water at standard atmospheric pressure (101,325 pascals, or 760 mm Hg) is divided into 100 parts. The Celsius scale was named after the Swedish scientist A. Celsius (1701–44), who proposed it in 1742. On the Celsius scale, the temperature is expressed in degrees Celsius (°C), a temperature of 0°C is assigned to the melting point of ice, and a temperature of 100°C is assigned to the boiling point of water. (For conversion to other temperature scales, seeTEMPERATURE SCALE.)

centigrade

The thermometer scale, divided into 100 degrees, in which 0°C is the freezing point of water and 100°C is the boiling point.
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The maximum and minimum temperatures expected tomorrow are, on the Celsius scale, 36 and 25 in Abu Dhabi and 37 and 27 in Dubai.
Meanwhile, daytime temperatures are expected to go up a couple of degrees on Tuesday, touching the 32-degree mark on the Celsius scale in most parts of the country.
By time this goes to print, I hope our temperatures will consistently register double digits on the plus side of the Celsius scale.