Meaning of “Celsius” in the English Dictionary

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"Celsius" in British English

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Celsiusnoun [ U ], adjective

uk /ˈsel.si.əs/ us /ˈsel.si.əs/ also centigrade, written abbreviation C

(of) a measurement of temperature on a standard in which 0° is the temperature at which water freezes, and 100° the temperature at which it boils:

Are the temperatures given in Celsius or Fahrenheit?
The sample was heated to (a temperature of) 80°C.
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  • The thermometer recorded a temperature of 30 degrees Celsius.
  • In a strict sense, frost refers simply to a temperature of zero degrees Celsius or less.
  • Preheat the oven to a temperature of 200 degrees Celsius.
  • How do you convert 70 degrees Fahrenheit into Celsius?
  • They always use the Celsius scale on the weather forecast nowadays.

(Definition of “Celsius” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Celsius" in American English

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Celsiusnoun [ U ]

us /ˈsel·si·əs/ also centigrade, abbreviation C

a range of numbers for measuring temperature in which water freezes at 0° and boils at 100°

(Definition of “Celsius” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)