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Celsius

1797 in reference to the type of thermometer; 1812 in reference to the scale of temperatures, from the name of Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius (1701-1744) inventor of the centigrade scale in 1742.

updated on September 23, 2022

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Definitions of Celsius from WordNet

Celsius (n.)
Swedish astronomer who devised the centigrade thermometer (1701-1744);
Synonyms: Anders Celsius
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.