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Definition of 'degree'

Noun

  1. a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality; "a moderate grade of intelligence"; "a high level of care is required"; "it is all a matter of degree"
       Synonyms: grade level
  2. a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process; "a remarkable degree of frankness"; "at what stage are the social sciences?"
       Synonyms: level stage point
  3. an award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study; "he earned his degree at Princeton summa cum laude"
       Synonyms: academic degree
  4. a unit of temperature on a specified scale; "the game was played in spite of the 40-degree temperature"
  5. a measure for arcs and angles; "there are 360 degrees in a circle"
       Synonyms: arcdegree
  6. the highest power of a term or variable
  7. the seriousness of something (e.g., a burn or crime); "murder in the second degree"; "a second degree burn"


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