Definitions for degree

Definitions for (noun) degree

Main entry: degree, grade, level

Definition: a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality

Usage: a moderate grade of intelligence; a high level of care is required; it is all a matter of degree

Main entry: degree

Definition: the seriousness of something (e.g., a burn or crime)

Usage: murder in the second degree; a second degree burn

Main entry: degree

Definition: the highest power of a term or variable

Main entry: degree, academic degree

Definition: an award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study

Usage: he earned his degree at Princeton summa cum laude

Main entry: arcdegree, degree

Definition: a measure for arcs and angles

Usage: there are 360 degrees in a circle

Main entry: degree

Definition: a unit of temperature on a specified scale

Usage: the game was played in spite of the 40-degree temperature

Main entry: level, stage, point, degree

Definition: a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process

Usage: a remarkable degree of frankness; at what stage are the social sciences?

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