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# How is the centigrade scale derived?

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The centigrade scale is based on the melting and boiling points of pure water at 1 atmosphere of pressure. 0oC is the melting point and 100oC is the boiling point.

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## Related Questions

It is based on units of ten, and the boiling point of water on the centigrade scale is 100 degrees. That's what centigrade means: Centi=100. Gradus=step or degree.

It doesn't "start at 0"; there are both negative and positive temperatures on the Centigrade scale.

The competing scale, not the opposite, is the Celsius or centigrade scale.

the centigrade scale was invented and named after ANDERS CELSIUS

The Celsius scale, which was known as the centigrade scale.

The Celsius scale is also known as the Centigrade scale.

Centigrade is a temperature scale. It's Celsius now.

Centigrade earns the temperature scale is scaled from zero to one hundred. Celsius is the inventor of this scale. Accordingly, they are of the same meaning.

The Centigrade or Celsius scale is the temperature scale typically used for scientific work. On the Centigrade scale water freezes at zero degrees and boils at 100 degrees.

They are ways to measure temperature. That's it. The Kelvin scale is actually much closer to the centigrade scale. Actually, it is the centigrade scale, just with an added constant.

The Celsius scale, of course. Though it is also known as the centigrade scale.

No, centigrade is a unit of temperature, not amplitudes.No, centigrade is a unit of temperature, not amplitudes.No, centigrade is a unit of temperature, not amplitudes.No, centigrade is a unit of temperature, not amplitudes.

well the si scale is Kelvin, the non would be degrees Centigrade or Fahrenheit. a kelvin is the same size at a Centigrade.

Centigrade, from the Latin centum (a hundred) and gradus (step) referred to the one hundred degrees between the freezing and boiling points of water, the benchmarks of the scale.

The Celsius temperature scale was originally called the centigrade scale.

On the Celsius, or Centigrade temperature scale, freezing is 0 (zero) degrees. On the Celsius, or Centigrade temperature scale, freezing is 0 (zero) degrees.

The centigrade (aka Celsius) scale uses equal degrees of measurement.

The Celsius scale is 0 degrees Celsius as the freezing point of water and 100 degrees Celsius is the boiling of water. Don't use the old word "centigrade".

To honor the man who developed the scale.

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