Celsius vs. Centigrade

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.

"Celsius" vs. "Centigrade" in English

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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