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Celsius

noun [U], adjective uk   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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in Arabic سِلسيوس (مِقْياس لِدَرَجة الحَرارة)…
in Korean 섭씨…
in Malaysian darjah celsius…
in French Celsius…
in Turkish santigrat…
in Italian centigrado, Celsius…
in Chinese (Traditional) 攝氏溫度(的)…
in Russian шкала Цельсия…
in Polish skala Celsjusza, stopień Celsjusza…
in Vietnamese độ C…
in Spanish Celsius…
in Portuguese Celsius…
in Thai เซลเซียส…
in German Celsius…
in Catalan Celsius, centígrad…
in Japanese 摂氏(温度)…
in Indonesian Celsius…
in Chinese (Simplified) 摄氏温度(的)…
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