how to pronounce centigrade


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centigrade is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of centigrade in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… four or five centigrade increase you …”

meanings of centigrade


  1. A unit of angle equal to the hundredth part of a quadrant. Its symbol is gon.
  2. A centigrade temperature scale having the freezing point of water defined as 0° and its boiling point defined as 100° at standard atmospheric pressure. Known as the Celsius scale since 1948.
  3. A single degree on this scale.


  1. Celsius (since 1948).
  2. Having 100 divisions between two fixed points.

centigrade frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word centigrade occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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