Full name: degree Celsius
Plural form: degrees Celsius
Alternate spelling: C
Category type: temperature
Scale factor: 1
The SI base unit for temperature is the kelvin.
1 kelvin is equal to 1 degree Celsius.
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The degree Celsius (įC) is a unit of temperature named after the Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius (1701Ė1744), who first proposed a similar system in 1742. The Celsius temperature scale was designed so that the freezing point of water is 0 degrees, and the boiling point is 100 degrees at standard atmospheric pressure.