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Celsius, Anders

Swedish astronomer, 1701–1744.

Celsius scale

A temperature scale on which the boiling point of water is 100° and the freezing point is 0°. This is the official scientific name of this temperature scale. Synonym: centigrade 1scaleFahrenheit 1scale for table; thermometer for table;

Celsius thermometer

A thermometer generally used in scientific notation. Temperature of boiling water at sea level is 100°C and the freezing point is 0°C. Synonym: centigrade thermometer


Anders, Swedish astronomer, 1701-1744.
Celsius scale - a temperature scale that is based on the triple point of water (defined to be 273.16 K) and assigned the value of 0.01°C.
Celsius thermometer
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She decided to visit Gabriel Fahrenheit and Anders Celsius, inventors of the Fahrenheit and Celsius thermometers.
The recognition comes at a propitious moment in the history of thermometry: the 300th anniversary of the birth of the Swedish scientist Anders Celsius.