Centigrade is both a metric scale as well as a unit of measurement. It is used to measure temperature. It is a temperature scale defined by the freezing point of water, namely zero degrees Centigrade (this is the temperature at which water freezes and is in its solid state, namely ice) and the boiling point of water at sea level, namely 100 degrees Centigrade (this is the temperature at which water boils and is in its gaseous state, namely vapour or steam).

Centigrade is now an obsolete term. The term degrees Celsius is now more commonly used as the unit of measurement of temperature. It is denoted by the capital letter C, which is also the symbol for the word Celsius.

It was commonly used in those countries of the world that have adopted the metric system of calculation of temperature. It is divided into a scale that comprises one hundred degrees.

Centigrade is now an obsolete term. The term degrees Celsius is now more commonly used as the unit of measurement of temperature. It is denoted by the capital letter C, which is also the symbol for the word Celsius.

It was commonly used in those countries of the world that have adopted the metric system of calculation of temperature. It is divided into a scale that comprises one hundred degrees.