Celsius temperature

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Celsius temperature (centigrade temperature) (sel-si-ŭs) n. temperature expressed on a scale in which the melting point of ice is assigned a temperature of 0° and the boiling point of water a temperature of 100°. The formula for converting from Celsius (C) to Fahrenheit (F) is: F=9/5C+32. See also Fahrenheit temperature. [ A. Celsius (1701–44), Swedish astronomer]