# What Does Celsius Mean?

Celsius is a scale used in the measurement of temperature. It is the scale on which the freezing point of water is zero degrees Celsius and the boiling point of water is 100 degrees Celsius. The unit used to measure temperature is also Celsius. At the temperature of zero degrees Celsius, water freezes and turns into ice (which is basically water in the solid state), whereas at the temperature of 100 degrees Celsius, water boils and turns into steam or vapour, which are basically water in the gaseous state.

The temperature in degrees Celsius can be converted into degrees Fahrenheit by multiplying the temperature in degrees Celsius by 1.8 and adding 32 to the product. On the other hand, the temperature in degrees Fahrenheit can be converted into degrees Celsius by subtracting 32 from the temperature in degrees Fahrenheit and then dividing the difference by 1.8. It was named after Anders Celsius, the Swedish astronomer and physicist who introduced the scale in the year 1742
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