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|SI units||373.15 K
|Imperial/US unit(s)||212 ºF
The Delisle scale (°De) is a temperature scale invented in 1732 by the French astronomer Joseph-Nicolas Delisle (1688–1768).
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Delisle chose his scale using the temperature of boiling water as the fixed zero point and measured the contraction of the mercury (with lower temperatures) in hundred-thousandths. The Celsius scale, like the Delisle scale, originally ran from zero for boiling water down to 100 for freezing water.
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