Most people have wondered about the differences between 'centigrade' and 'celsius' at least once. In this lesson, I'm gonna teach you all about them.

## What Is Their Main Difference?

Interestingly, both refer to a scale from 0 to 100, 0 being the point where water freezes and 100 being the point where water boils.

## Differences

As stated above, these two words have no differences. They are two different names referring to a scale of 0 to 100; 0 indicates the point where water freezes and 100 being the point where water boils.

## Similarities

As mentioned above, both refer to the same scale ranging from 0 to 100. 0 is where water freezes and 100 is where the water boils. It is also called 'centigrade' because it ranges from 0-100. Check out the following examples:

I still don't know how to convert numbers from Fahrenheit to Centigrade.

Last time I checked, the thermometer showed 50 degrees Celsius.

### Are They Interchangeable?

It is pretty common to use these two words interchangeably because they are completely the same. Compare:

✓ The forecaster noted that tomorrow night the temperature will be nearly 30 digress Celsius.

✓ The forecaster noted that tomorrow night the temperature will be nearly 30 degress Centigrade.

As you can see, both are the same.

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