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centigrade

1. a former name for Celsius
2. a unit of angle equal to one hundredth of a grade
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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 LTD outputs a millivolt signal directly proportional to the temperature it is measuring, 10 millivolts per degree, on either the Fahrenheit or Centigrade scale.
This new scale was at first called the Centigrade scale (from Latin words meaning "a hundred steps"--that is, from the freezing point to the boiling point of water), but this was converted to Celsius scale by international agreement in 1948.