Celsius

\ \ [19] The notion of a temperature scale based on 100 was developed by the Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius (1701–44) (he originally had water boiling at zero and freezing at 100º, but this was later reversed). His name began to be used to designate the scale in English around the middle of the 19th century. In popular parlance it has usually taken a back seat to centigrade (a French invention, first recorded in English in 1812), but it remains the preferred term in scientific usage.

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  • Celsius — Celsius …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • Celsius — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Celsius puede referirse a: Anders Celsius, físico y astrónomo sueco. Grado Celsius, unidad de medida de temperatura creada por el físico Celsius. Olof Celsius, botánico, lingüista, estudioso de las runas y párroco… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Celsius —    , CELSIUS SCALE    The centigrade thermometer has two constant degrees, a freezing point of water, namely 0°, and its boiling point, 100°. It is sometimes called the Celsius scale in honor of the person who simplified the Fahrenheit scale,… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • Celsius — (físico y astrónomo sueco) V. «escala Celsius, grado Celsius». * * * Celsius. □ V. grado Celsius. * * * Celsius, Anders …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Celsius — (Anders) (1701 1744) astronome suédois. || PHYS échelle Celsius: échelle thermométrique centésimale dont le point 0 correspond à la température de la glace fondante et le point 100 à celle de l ébullition de l eau sous la pression atmosphérique… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Celsius — Cel si*us, n. The Celsius thermometer or scale, so called from Anders Celsius, a Swedish astronomer, who invented it. It is the same as the centigrade thermometer or scale. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Celsius 41.11 — (2004) is a film produced to be a rebuttal to Michael Moore s film Fahrenheit 9/11 . 41.11 was chosen because, according to the makers of the movie, it is the temperature at which the brain begins to die. The film criticizes 2004 Democratic… …   Wikipedia

  • Celsius — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of or denoting a scale of temperature on which water freezes at 0° and boils at 100°. USAGE Celsius rather than centigrade is the standard accepted term when giving temperatures. ORIGIN named after the Swedish astronomer Anders… …   English terms dictionary

  • Celsius — [sel′sē əs] adj. [after A. Celsius (1701 44), Swed astronomer, the inventor] designating or of a thermometer on which 0° is the freezing point and 100° is the boiling point of water; centigrade: the formula for converting a Celsius temperature to …   English World dictionary

  • Celsius — 1850, for Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius (1701 1744) inventor of the centigrade scale …   Etymology dictionary

  • Celsius — adj. 2 g. 2 núm. [Física] Diz se da ou relativo à escala de temperatura em que o 0 corresponde ao ponto de congelação da água e 100 ao ponto de ebulição da água, sob pressão de uma atmosfera (símbolo: C).   ‣ Etimologia: Anders Celsius,… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

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