centigrade scale

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a temperature scale that defines the freezing point of water as 0 degrees and the boiling point of water as 100 degrees

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The Celsius scale or centigrade scale identified by Anders in 1742 divided the freezing and boiling points of water into 100 degrees, establishing the boiling point of water to be 0 degrees and the freezing point of water to be 100 degrees (Bellis, 2005).
I have been brainwashed with the Centigrade scale for most of my adult life, but 99 degrees Fahrenheit still makes me feel like taking my clothes off in a way that the equivalent Centigrade temperature never will.
Now Mercedes--Benz has taken cool off the centigrade scale with its sleek new E--Class estate.
Celsius chose a centigrade scale, in which 100 degrees lay between the two fixed points.
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