anders celsius

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Celsius   (sěl'sē-əs)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to a temperature scale on which the freezing point of water is 0° and the boiling point of water is 100° under normal atmospheric pressure. See Note at centigrade.
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Celsius, Anders 1701-1744.  
Swedish astronomer who invented the centigrade thermometer in 1742.
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