The term degree is used in several scales of temperature. The symbol ° is usually used, followed by the initial letter(s) of the unit, for example “°C” for degree(s) Celsius.
The most common scales of temperature are:
Other scales of temperature include:
The degree Kelvin (°K) is a former name for the SI unit of temperature on the thermodynamic (absolute) temperature scale. Since 1967 it has been known simply as the kelvin, with symbol K. Degree absolute (°A) is obsolete terminology, often referring specifically to the kelvin but sometimes the degree Rankine as well.
- Boiling Point of Water: 100.0 °C / 212.0 °F
- Melting Point of Ice: 0.0 °C / 32.0 °F
- Average Human Body Temperature: 37.0 °C / 98.6 °F
- Average Room Temperature: 20 - 25 °C / 68 - 77 °F
http://lamar.colostate.edu/~hillger/temps.htm US METRIC ASSOCIATION