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centigrade (adj.)

"consisting of 100 degrees, divided into 100 equal parts," 1799, from French, from centi- "hundred" (see centi-) + second element from Latin gradi "to walk, go, step" (from PIE root *ghredh- "to walk, go"). The centigrade thermometer (see Celsius) divides the interval between the freezing and boiling points of water into 100 degrees.

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Definitions of centigrade

centigrade (adj.)
of or relating to a temperature scale on which the freezing point of water is 0 degrees and the boiling point of water is 100 degrees;
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